There are a wide range of funding opportunities available to students interested in pursuing doctoral research. Please search the Postgraduate Funding Database for a list of all currently available scholarships.
This page is available for reference only as all schemes have closed for 2015 entry. Information about 2016 entry will be available towards the end of 2015.
Scholarships that will be available for doctoral research in Birmingham Law School commencing in September 2015 include:
ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Socio-Legal Pathway
Nominations for ESRC funding for study starting in September 2015 are now open for applicants interested in pursuing doctoral research on the socio-legal pathway. Full details of this competition are available here
To be eligible for funding you will also need to have made a formal application to the University of Birmingham for the course of study you wish to undertake by the deadline. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 30 January 2015 at 4pm.
If you are interested in applying for an ESRC scholarship, please ensure that you follow our admissions guidance and discuss the process with your prospective supervisor as early as possible, and at least one month before the deadline.
AHRC Funding for UK/EU Law Research Students
The Midlands3Cities DTP is a collaboration between the universities of Birmingham, Leicester Nottingham, Birmingham City, De Montfort and Nottingham Trent. The DTP is in the second of five years, awarding 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2015 entry.
Birmingham Law School is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:
- Common Law, including Commercial Law
- Comparative Law
- Criminal Law and Criminology
- EU Law
- Human Rights
- International Law
- Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law
- Law Regulated Primarily by Statute (e.g. Family, Employment, Procedure)
- Law Related to Property
- Public Law
The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 14 January 2015, at which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided details of two references to a university within the DTP. The funding application should normally be submitted at the same time as the application for a place to study. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact email@example.com .
More details about AHRC scholarships for doctoral study in the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham are available here http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/ahrc-funding
If you are interested in applying for an ESRC scholarship, please ensure that you follow our admissions guidance and discuss the process with your prospective supervisor as early as possible, ideally at least six weeks before the deadline.
College and University Scholarships
There are a range of other scholarship opportunities available, including scholarships from the College of Arts and Law and scholarship competitions for students across the University of Birmingham.
International students should check the scholarship opportunities available on the International Student webpages, and all applicants are reminded to search the Postgraduate Funding Database for specific scholarships that may be available.