School of Economics

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 scholarships

The School of Economics offers a number of full-time PhD studentships covering a maintenance stipend of £14,777 per annum, and home/EU tuition fees of £4,350. Funding is guaranteed for four years conditional on satisfactory progress.

International students are welcome to apply, but awards will only be made at the home/EU fee level.

We are now accepting applications for our second round of scholarships. Applications should be submitted online; please include a cover letter, CV, academic records, GRE scores (if available), referee details and a research proposal.

The deadline for applications has now passed for 2019 entry.

The Martin Totty PhD Studentship

The Martin Totty PhD Studentship is a full-time PhD studentship that will fund one award of £20,000 per year for four years. It has been generously gifted by alumnus and long-time supporter of the school, Martin Totty (BA (Hons) Economics, 1978).

Eligible candidates will receive information after acceptance onto the PhD programme.


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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