The College of Arts and Law thrives on research, and we are dedicated to ensuring that fears about finance should not constrain current or prospective students, and that excellence is rewarded. For this reason, in addition to University funding schemes, we offer our own College-specific funding initiatives.
Funding for prospective students
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships
The University of Birmingham will be offering a number of AHRC-funded studentships for September 2014, through its involvement in the Midlands Three Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. The partnership brings together expertise from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Birmingham City University, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding
The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of 21 across the UK, and can offer 22 scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research. To find out more, please visit the Economic and Social Research Council funding page.
Other sources of funding
In 2014 we expect to offer a number of awards for masters-level and international doctoral researchers, as we have in previous years. These will be advertised towards the end of the academic year, and existing applicants will be informed when applications have opened. To ensure you will be contacted, please select a course from our Coursefinder listings, and submit an application to study. We also expect to advertise Distance Learning Bursaries, in the same way.
A number of other funding opportunities are available to prospective postgraduate students throughout the year at College and University level. To discover whether you are eligible for any of these awards, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary
If you have studied at the University of Birmingham previously, you are also eligible for the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary, which entitles you to a £750 reduction on full-time taught postgraduate courses in the College.
Funding for current students
Within the College of Arts and Law we thrive on our research, which is why we offer our current postgraduate students the following funding opportunities for new activity or to enhance existing activity: