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PGR Opportunities

The Institute for Lifecourse Development supports postgraduate research. Find out more about our current PGR opportunities.

Research Proposal Template

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University of Greenwich VC Scholarships

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Self-funded PGR opportunities

MPhil/PhD Project: Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of ethnic groups and the role of intersectional characteristics within this impact: A sequential-explanatory mixed-method case study.

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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MPhil/PhD Project: Exploring and addressing loneliness amongst LGBTQI+ individuals

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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MPhil/PhD Project: Recovering Multi-Cultural Education from the 1960s to the 1980s

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Reference: HUS 03 20

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MPhil/PhD Project: The Different Faces of Mental Illness Stigma: A new theoretical framework and test of intervention in public and healthcare professionals

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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MPhil/PhD Project: Anticipating and experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in women with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: expectations and experiences

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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MPhil/PhD Project: Using different methodologies to maximise strength training outcomes in athletes and general population: Integration of the load-velocity profile and perceptual response

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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Funding for PGR study

There are a number of types of funding available for postgraduate research (PGR) studies:

Doctoral Loans

The UK government offers a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan that can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD.

Whether you qualify depends on:

  • your course
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

Check if you are eligible.

External studentships funding information

We have compiled a database of funders of PhD programmes conducted in the UK open to potential candidates worldwide as well as links to some charities and organisations that provide direct funding of doctoral studies.

Databases of Funders

Government Bodies, Charities and Trusts

Other Scholarships and PhD Programmes

Joint Masters and PhD Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

About 116 Masters courses and 8 Joint Doctorate courses are supported by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees (EMJMDs) and the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJD) scholarships.
Value: Fully funded
Level/Field of Study: Master and doctorate levels in the fields of agriculture and veterinary engineering, manufacturing, and construction, health and welfare, humanities and art, science, mathematics and computer science, social sciences, business, and law.
Eligible Nationalities: There are no restrictions on the nationalities of students who are eligible for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: The deadline varies between October and January.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall scholarships are awarded to American students who wish to take a graduate course in British universities. Imperial Marshall scholarships are awarded to academics with high academic credentials and leadership excellence throughout the United States.
Value: Fully funded
Level: Ph.D. students
Eligible Nationalities: Students from the USA
Application Deadline: Sep/Oct

British Council Newton PhD Programme

Newton Funds provides funding for British students to study in the United Kingdom in order to complete their doctoral studies or for doctoral students to spend a period of one year in study in the UK. The aim is to facilitate capacity development and the creation of lasting links between the United Kingdom and foreign institutions.
Value: Fully funded
Level: PhD
Eligible Nationalities: Students from Africa, Asia (including China, India & South East Asia), Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, South & Central America are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Not indicated.

More information about funding for doctoral studies can also be found on