Birkbeck is a research-intensive university based in central London. We are 30th in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and the 2018-19 Times Higher Education rankings (which represents the top 5% of the world’s higher education institutions) put Birkbeck in the top quartile for research.
As a research-intensive university, Birkbeck offers a range of competitively awarded PhD studentships and bursaries funded by Birkbeck, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust, charities, government and industry.
Guidance about funding your PhD, including our full range of PhD studentships is available.
Many funded programmes have deadlines in January - March 2019 so you should check with the specific programme you are interested in. Our PhD studentships include the following nationally funded programmes where Birkbeck is a key partner.