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The University of Birmingham’s College of Social Sciences invites expressions of interest from applicants for Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Studentships in the following pathways: Applied Linguistics; Area Studies; Economic and Social History; Economics; Education; Health and Well-being; Human Geography; Management, Business Studies and Finance; Political Science and International Relations; Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work; Socio-legal Studies, and Sport and Exercise Science.

For details of these, along with Additional School Scholarships in the School of Education, the School of Government and the School of Social Policy visit our College scholarships webpage.

For details Additional School Scholarships in the Business School, please visit the Business School website.

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick.

ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend (if eligible) and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants.

For more details visit and in particular the ‘how to apply’ page.

To check your eligibility, visit:

School scholarships cover fees and maintenance stipend and support for research training.  For more details visit our ‘how to apply’ pages: 

17 November 2019 (23:59 GMT): closing date for Birmingham Business School Scholarships

22 January 2020 (23:59 GMT): closing date for Midlands Graduate School Doctoral studentship and School Scholarships in the School of Social Policy, School of Government and School of Education.

Please note that if you wish to apply to both the ESRC and School Scholarships you MUST make two separate applications.