We are a young, vibrant university with a unique and exciting research environment and have established a strong reputation in a range of research areas.

Our postgraduate research community continues to grow and we regularly offer scholarships for research degrees  – details of our current funding opportunities are listed below. New opportunities will be listed as they arise, so please check this page frequently.

Prospective students in need of funding are advised to start researching funding opportunities well in advance of commencing their studies. Websites of individual academic partners  may contain information on forthcoming studentships –and you can also explore funding options by contacting staff within your subject area to find out how previous students have financed their studies.

Please note: applications for studentships will only be accepted on an application form - we cannot accept CVs – so please read the application guidelines carefully.

2018/19 ESF Studentships – apply now!

The University is pleased to announce funded, full-time PhD studentships commencing in the 2018/19 academic year – deadline for applications; Monday 7 May 2018, 5pm (UK time). See below for full details.

These studentships are funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programme.