Scholarships within the School of Arts and Humanities


The School of Arts and Humanities is offering a range of scholarship opportunities for students entering study in July 2023 and in the academic year 2023-24. The School has approximately 300 research students, forming a vibrant research community, and PGR students also become members of the University’s wider PGR community, led by the Graduate School.

To find out more about these opportunities then click on the links below for further details. In addition: 

•    Find further guidance on applying.
•    To apply, complete our online research degree application form.  

To ensure your application is considered for the relevant scholarship, please ensure that you select your chosen subject area in the application form. Where the online application form asks about payment of fees, select 'other' and provide the name of the scholarship that you wish to be considered for in the free-text box. Please upload your research proposal with your application.


Chancellor's Anniversary Scholarships

The Chancellor's Anniversary Scholarship is open to home students studying part-time or full-time, to celebrate the University's bicentenary.


School and Vice-Chancellor fee waivers

Learn more about our School of Arts and Humanities Fee Waivers, and our Vice Chancellors’ Scholarship Scheme.


PhD Scholarships, Summer 2023

The School of Arts and Humanities is seeking to award a minimum of 6 fee-waiver scholarships to home (UK only) PhD students beginning their studies in July 2023.


Lilian Black Scholarship

Find out more about the Lilian Black Scholarship Scheme, for research into topics related to the Holocaust and genocide.


Media, Culture and Creativity PhD Scholarship

Media, Film, Journalism and Drama are delighted to offer a three-year stipend (£17,668) and full fee waiver for a suitably qualified doctoral candidate from an under-represented background. 


Arts and Humanities International Scholarships

The School of Arts and Humanities International Scholarship scheme 2023-4 offers a £2000 fee waiver (i.e. reduction of full fee by £2000 per annum) to international/overseas applicants proposing high-quality research aligned to the School’s key areas of research.


History Research Scholarships

We are pleased to offer the School of Arts and Humanities History of Mental Ill-health Scholarship, the School of Arts and Humanities French History Scholarship and the Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture Scholarship.


English Research Scholarships

We are pleased to offer the PhD Scholarship in Sylvia Plath Studies, the Shakespeare Studies Scholarship and the Brontë Scholarship.


Art and Design Research Scholarships

We are pleased to offer Scholarships in Place-based Thinking and Making.