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 02/03/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The College of Arts and Law is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full- and part-time  research students studying doctoral programmes starting in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Applications are welcome from UK, EU and Overseas students wishing to study any discipline within the College's five schools:

Value of Award

These awards cover tuition fees for up to 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. 

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to students worldwide* for full- and part-time, campus-based doctoral research programmes 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 2020-2021 academic year (excluding thesis awaited/writing-up).  

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

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must be a current student or have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online application form, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page.

The deadline for applying is Monday 2 March 2020 at 4pm.

By applying, you will be automatically considered for relevant College of Arts and Law scholarships. Applicants who have already applied for AHRC funding through the Midlands4Cities consortium will automatically be considered for one of these College awards, without submitting a separate application. However, if you have applied for ESRC funding, you will also need to make a separate application to the College of Arts and Law scholarships. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please note, other schemes are available that may have alternative application processes.

Further information

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

If you have any further queries, please email or telephone 0121 414 8442 or 0121 414 6627.