College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Arts and Law, African Studies, American and Canadian Studies, Antiquity, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and Theatre Arts, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Film and Creative Writing, Heritage, History, History of Art, Law, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Theology and Religion
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 17/03/2017 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

In addition to Arts and Humanities Research Council funding provided through the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the College of Arts and Law offers a number of scholarships for full-time UK, EU and international research students. 

Applications are welcome from students wishing to study any discipline covered within the College's five schools:

Value of Award

These awards cover tuition fees for three years full-time, or six years part-time. 

The awards also include £11,000 support per year* towards living expenses for full-time applicants, adjusted pro-rata for part-time applicants. 

 * The Maintenance grant  for the studentship offered through the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (which has the same application procedure as these Doctoral awards) is currently £14,296 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to students worldwide* for full- and part-time, campus-based doctoral research in the College of Arts and Law.

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study. 

Applications are also open to current students (although you would need to have at least 12 months of study (or part-time equivalent) in normal registration remaining at the start of the award (excluding thesis awaited/writing-up).  

 * The Birmingham Law School Doctoral Scholarships and Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures award are also open to International students, but the award is for Home/EU fees as a contribution towards overseas fees.  

How to Apply

Applicants who have already applied for AHRC funding through the Midlands3Cities consortium will automatically be considered for one of these College awards, without submitting a separate application. 

In order to apply, you must first have completed an application to study. In order to do so, please select a course from our Coursefinder listings, and select 'How to Apply' under Course Details.

Once you have done so, please complete the funding application form below, and return the completed form to by 4pm, Friday 17 March 2017.

Your application must also be supported by two references. It is your responsibility as the applicant to forward the reference form below to both nominated referees, and advise them that references must be returned to by the application deadline, 4pm, 17 March 2017.

College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarships Application Form

College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarships Reference Form

Further information

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions which may help to answer many of the questions you have about the awards.

If you have any further queries, please email or telephone 0121 414 8442.