Fees and funding
Please check this page frequently as studentships may become available at any time. The websites of individual academic partners may also contain information on forthcoming studentships. Prospective students in need of funding are advised to start researching funding opportunities well in advance of commencing their studies.
Using virtual reality and mobile platforms to tackle public health problems (*Fully funded PhD*)
Applications are invited for a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship from graduates, ideally with a first class Bachelor’s degree, or a 2.1 plus a Master’s degree.
You will undertake cross disciplinary research, bringing together developments in digital health, including developments in virtual reality, and apply these to address public health problems such as adverse health behaviours.
Suitable backgrounds for this PhD include public health/epidemiology, social sciences, computer science, engineering or related disciplines. The project will be tailored to take into account the background, experience and interests of the successful candidate.
A standard stipend will be provided (at RCUK rates), university fees will be paid (at UK/EU rate only), and travel to relevant conferences will be reimbursed.
Please note: International applicants will be liable for the difference in fees between the UK/EU rate and international rate.
Deadline for applications - Monday 7th November 2016, 5pm (UK time)
Sources of Funding
Choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification is a big commitment. Help is available, through scholarships, bursaries and sponsorship. Explore possible funding options below.
- University of the Highlands and Islands funding webpages
- Target Postgrad
- Postgraduate Studentships database
- British Council
Scholarships & Grants
- Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis. For full eligibility criteria and details of the application process, visit Editex.
- The Presidents Fund provides grants of varying amounts to assist women in their final year of study for a degree (including postgraduate research) in a UK university. The awards are made to those who face unexpected financial hardship and are for the current study year, for courses of more than one year's duration. The Trustees of the Fund meet three times a year to consider applications; October, January and April. For further information or to request an application form please contact the Hon Secretary of the Fund Eileen Brownlie.
Sponsorship from employers or other businesses
Postgraduate sponsorship makes for well-qualified, enthusiastic, committed employees and as a result an increasing number of employers are willing to fund or contribute to the costs of a postgraduate qualification. Alternatively your employer may want to support your studies by providing other forms of help such as paid leave, money for research materials or help with tuition fees.
There are six Research Councils in the UK who offer awards for taught and research courses at Masters degree level and above. Amounts awarded vary, but all awards for UK students include tuition fees payable direct to the institution, plus a contribution towards maintenance, including travel, fieldwork and academic materials.
Research Councils do not accept direct applications from individuals, and any awards available at the university will be advertised above.
Funding for International students
Our tuition fee structure details different fees for different courses of study and is also dependent on your country of residence. The link below will take you to the latest fee information for postgraduates research students.