School of Law

Fees and Funding

Postgraduate research students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses. There are many different ways you might be able to fund your research studies including:

  • research councils
  • local authorities
  • career development loans
  • trusts and charities
  • school or faculty studentships and bursaries

The University postgraduate funding website is an excellent place to start looking for help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, providing information on scholarships and awards you may be eligible for. The key is to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to track down funding.

School of Law PhD scholarships

The School of Law at the University of Nottingham is offering funding for PhD candidates commencing their studies in October 2018.

View full details about the PhD programme within the School of Law, including information relating to the programme’s entry criteria.

The amount of funding available for the school to award varies year upon year and the exact value of each individual award will be decided by the school. Some students may receive a scholarship which covers the full tuition fee; others may receive a maintenance grant to support living costs; alternatively a full scholarship including both fees and stipend may be awarded.

Any PhD application submitted by midnight on Wednesday 31 January 2018 will automatically be considered for this scholarship opportunity; no additional funding application is required. The School of Law Scholarship Committee will meet in March 2018 to make award decisions, and will aim to deliver outcomes to applicants as soon as possible after this date.

Scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of the proposed doctoral research. These scholarships are available in all areas of law in which the school is able to offer supervision.

Midlands Graduate School ESRC PhD funding

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

Our ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend (if eligible) and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. The studentships are open to all UK and EU students, who meet the academic and residency eligibility criteria. The deadline for applications Thursday 18 January 2018.

Find out more and how to apply


The current fees for our postgraduate courses can be found on the Student Fees and Finance website.

International students

For further information about funding opportunities for overseas students, please see the international applicants website.

Graduate School

The Graduate School provides step-by-step guides and useful links to help you find the funding you need.



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