PhD Scholarships with bursaries within the School of Human and Health Sciences

A new opportunity is available for three outstanding doctoral candidates to develop their careers as researchers within the School of Human and Health Sciences at the TEF Gold rated University of Huddersfield. The School has an ambitious programme of research that is making a real difference to people's lives. We are highly collaborative, working closely with others to tackle real-world problems for health and society. We help to form opinions, drive improvements to practice and influence policy. In short, we make things better. Postgraduate research students are an integral part of our research community. Working closely with our leading research centres they play an important role in helping us achieve our shared aspirations.

The scholarships on offer cover the fields of Health, radicalisation, terrorism, migration, cities, children and gender. One scholarship focuses on International Development and two scholarships focus on Applied Health Research within the UK.

All postgraduate researchers within our School benefit from skilled supervision by experienced and enthusiastic researchers, as well as a comprehensive programme of training in research methods and researcher development.

The full-time scholarships comprise bursaries with fee waivers for three years. The bursaries will be set at the UK research council rate which for 2020/21 is £15,285 per year.


Covid-19 accommodations:  If travel is still restricted in September 2020 due to Covid-19, the University will be able to support PhD candidates remotely, though would expect candidates to be present on campus at least monthly as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.  Candidates will also be supported in developing methods of remote data collection, should this be necessary. Bursaries will be paid once candidates are present on campus, though would be backdated if a period of remote working had been necessary.


Who we are looking for

Do you have a passion for your discipline and a clear view of the potential impact of your research? Are you hoping to become an active part of a thriving research community? Do you have outstanding research potential, with prior academic achievement at the level of first-class honours/distinction for masters? If so, please demonstrate this in your application.

We will award the scholarships to applicants who not only have the potential to produce an exceptional piece of work but are also keen to play an active role in developing the research culture of our School, contributing to seminars and other research events.  A condition of the scholarships is that you will contribute an average of six hours per week to assisting with undergraduate teaching, preparation and marking and/or supporting staff research, without additional payment. The scholarships are open to applicants who do not intend to engage in more than six hours per week of additional paid work outside the University. 

Eligibility criteria/entry requirements

Achievement in a relevant academic discipline that equates to first class honours at undergraduate level or a distinction at master’s level.

We will consider applicants who are expecting to achieve this before September, so long as there is clear evidence from coursework marks that they are on target for this. International applicants who are non-native users of the English Language should have at least an overall academic IELTS test score of 7.0 with no score below 6.5, or equivalent.