Funded opportunities in Health Sciences and Healthcare Research

The School of Human and Health Sciences offers various funded and partially funded opportunities including scholarships with fee waivers for Master’s by Research and PhD, and fully funded PhD studentships. The opportunities below cross the disciplines of Applied Health Sciences (including Sport & Exercise), Healthcare (including Nursing and Midwifery) and Health and Wellbeing. We are a multidisciplinary school and also offer funded opportunities within the disciplines of Social and Behavioural Sciences, some of which relate to health and wellbeing.

All scholarship schemes are assessed on a competitive basis judged on academic record, aptitude for research, quality of research proposal and willingness to play an active role within our research community, contributing to seminars and other research events. If you are shortlisted then you will be invited to an interview, conducted remotely via video conferencing as appropriate.

We encourage you to discuss your ideas with potential supervisors in advance of application. Where there are no supervisor contact details included with a funded opportunity, you should identify potential supervisors yourself in advance of application, via our searchable Research Portal and check their availability to supervise your proposed research. 


Enquiries about specific funded opportunities should be directed to the named supervisors.

General enquiries should be directed to Prof Ann-Louise Caress or

Application processing enquiries should be directed to


Vice Chancellor's & Chancellor's Anniversary

The Vice Chancellor's Scholarships and Chancellor's Anniversary Scholarships in the School of Human and Health Sciences are fee-waivered opportunities for MSc by Research & PhD students.


New Horizons Studentship: COPD

Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of strategies to promote physical activity and improve health outcomes in individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.