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PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

2021 PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

We’re seeking outstanding doctoral candidates to take up more than 100 scholarship opportunities available across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

We carry out world-leading research which makes a difference to policy, professional practice, business performance and the wellbeing of communities and cultures.

With over 1,000 academics and students involved in research across our 11 schools we are home to an exceptionally rich and vibrant postgraduate research community with a broad range of academic interests.

Our scholarship opportunities include:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD Studentships

    The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of 10 Universities which have been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

    These scholarships include fees, stipend for full-time or part-time study and significant additional flexible funding to shape their doctoral training to meet their individual needs.

    Deadline for applications to the University will vary according to each School.

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD Studentships

    The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of Universities in Scotland which have been awarded funding from the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.

    These scholarships include fees and stipend for full-time or part-time study and additional training opportunities. Deadline for applications to the University will vary according to each School.

We also have an exceptional range of discipline specific awards on offer across our 11 schools.

For further information, please contact our Postgraduate Office at pgawards@ed.ac.uk

Apply now to join us in 2021

Why study with the University of Edinburgh?

One of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked 20th in the QS World University Rankings 2020*

Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK and 7th in Europe*

We are ranked 4th in the UK for research power with 83% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent.**

There are 19 Nobel Prize winners who are alumni of the University or have been members of academic staff here.

We’re ranked 20th in the world’s most international universities. Students from two-thirds of the world’s countries study here.***

*QS Top Universities
**Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
*** Times Higher Education: The World’s Most International Universities
**** QS Best Student Cities 2019


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