Scholarships and funding

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences recruits to a number of fully funded studentships each year across many key areas of College research.










For information on our latest vacancies and scholarship opportunities please see the Doctoral Researcher Database

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. The University also awards a number of scholarships for international students.

Funded PhD Opportunities

Open for applications

Stakeholder perspectives on preventive approaches to rheumatoid arthritis
Closing date: 26 May 2017
Applications are invited for a prestigious and distinctive three year full time Arthritis Research UK PhD Studentship to study patient and healthcare professional perceptions of approaches to predict and/or prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The studentship will be based at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing starting in October 2017. Find out more on the FindAPhD website

MRC Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT)
Closing date: 28 May 2017
The Integrative Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT) is a MRC-funded doctoral training partnership delivers innovative, world-class research training across the Medical Sciences in the three themes of imaging, complex disease and Precision Medicine. Visit their website for more information


Closed for applications

The Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Mechanisms of Inflammatory Disease (MIDAS)
MIDAS is designed to train the next generation of leading scientists in all aspects of inflammation biology. The Centre will be led by Professors Steve Watson (Medical School) and Robin May (Biosciences). Applications are now open for October 2017 intake to the Wellcome Trust “Mechanism of Inflammatory Disease” Training Programme. Visit their website for more information

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)
MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. For details visit their website

Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance. The Wellcome Trust - University of Nottingham & University of Birmingham Joint 4 Year PhD Training Programme. For future notifications for recruitment to 2018 intake and to receive further information and updates related to the programme, please complete the Expression of Interest form 

PhD Studentship Collaborations University of Birmingham and Keele University. We are looking to recruit two PhD students to work on health economics projects jointly hosted by The Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) at Keele University and The Health Economics Unit (HEU) at University of Birmingham. For details on the two projects visit the website

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for 2017 entry can be found in the individual programme pages.

If you are from the European Union (EU), you usually pay the same fees as UK students outside of the EU, you will be charged fees at the international rate.

Unless otherwise stated fees are payable for each year of your programme of study. Use our funding database to find funding you could be eligible for - some awards cover tuition fees.

Please note that research programmes involving intensive laboratory, clinical or fieldwork will incur an additional bench fee cost. This will be fully discussed with you as part of the application process.