PhD Studentships

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Social Sciences. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

  • A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and access to a personal research mentor
  • A dedicated Graduate Research School, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
  • A framework of research and career development opportunities across the University and through our network of partners
  • A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journal publications
  • Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Applicants may apply to any awards for which you are eligible and which fit your personal research interests. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us.

More funding may be available, search our funding database.

Scholarship/BursaryValueApplication deadlineSummary
Farming, labour and landscape in post-Brexit Britain, Sustainable Futures – MPhil/PhD (Funded)£14,777 for 3 years Thu 22nd Feb 18 This studentship is offered as part of a call between SWBio DTP (BBSRC) and SWDTP (ESRC) for a competition-funded studentship to commence in September 2018. This studentship is in partnership with the National Farmers Union (NFU) and Natural England
University of Exeter Business School Bateman Family Trust Studentship: Corporate Governance and StewardshipAnnual maintenance of £14,553 at 2017-18 rate, plus UK, EU tuition fees for three years Wed 28th Feb 18 The Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL), University of Exeter Business School, has a strong history of leadership and is embarking on an exciting new chapter of growth. ExCL is globally recognised for world-class research and evidence-based insights guiding the leaders of tomorrow. Our specialist areas include Relational Leadership; Leading Change; Governance & Leadership Structures; and Women in Leadership. The Business School holds accreditation from AMBA and EQUIS.
Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships - PhD (Funded)Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,553 annual stipend Mon 16th Apr 18 The University is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,553 pa) for up to 3 years
The Bob and Sandy Jessett PhD StudentshipFor eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 for up to three years Mon 16th Apr 18 For eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 (current research council rate) for up to three years (36 months).
Sanctuary ScholarshipFull tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Tue 15th May 18 The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.