Funded opportunities in Social and Behavioural Sciences 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 Criminology, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Social Policy and Sociology. We are a multidisciplinary school and also offer funded opportunities within the disciplines of Health Sciences and Healthcare Research, some of which relate to social and behavioural Sciences. 

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 Caress or

Application processing enquiries should be directed to


PhD in Residence: National Energy Action (NEA)

Fully funded studentship.

Understanding the impacts of energy poverty on living with a terminal illness towards the end of life.


PhD in Residence: WYFRS

Fully funded studentship.

Reducing the risk of fire and accidents within vulnerable groups in collaboration with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.


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.