Financial support for research study

Before applying, you should consider carefully how you will finance your studies for the duration of your programme, including tuition fees, research support fees and living costs.

We are able to take payments in installments, to spread out the cost of your studies, and it is possible to switch between full-time and part-time modes of study.

Government loans

From 2018, the government is proposing to make loans available for postgraduate research students of up to £25,000, to cover fees and living expenses. More information is available on prospects.ac.uk.

Research councils

The Research Councils UK funds postgraduate study in all subject areas on a discretionary basis.

University Research Studentships

The University offers a very limited number of research stipends, formerly known as bursaries, to research students. Stipends are designed to support specific projects as determined by the Research Institute rather than individual student-led projects.

Funds are accessible from the relevant Research Institute or Centre - please contact them directly.

Other sources

As a research student, you could also self-fund or apply for funding from an employer or other organisation. Prospects.ac.uk has detailed information about funding postgraduate study.