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Pursue your passion with a funded PhD. Make Portsmouth your place

Pursue your passion with a funded PhD
Make Portsmouth your place

Your research degree will be the most important work of your life so far – and possibly the most challenging. We’re here to help make your research journey an exceptional experience.

Portsmouth is a place where you can do research with impact and solve problems that matter. Here, you'll be part of a community whose work has seen us ranked in the top three UK modern universities for research power. 77 per cent of our research is rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

If your qualifications and interests align with ours, we may be able to offer you a scholarship. It will provide the funding you need to make your research dreams a reality.

Pursue your passion with a funded PhD. Make Portsmouth your place

The opportunities

Our PhD scholarships cover all your tuition fees, while others also offer an annual stipend (£18,622 for 2023/24) for three years.

You can find funded opportunities in diverse areas including:

  • Architecture, interiors and urbanism
  • Area Studies
  • Art and design: history, theory and practice
  • Biological sciences
  • Business and management
  • Cosmology and astrophysics
  • Criminology
  • Digital and creative technologies
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Film and media studies
  • Geography (physical and human)
  • Journalism, communication and creative writing
  • Law
  • Mechanical and design engineering
  • Operational Research and Logistics
  • Performance, theatre and music
  • Pharmacy, pharmacology and biomedical sciences
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sport and exercise science
Top three UK modern universities for research power

Explore our funded projects

The deadline for completed applications is 19 January 2024 (midnight GMT) unless stated otherwise.

Your experience

Funding is just the start of the support we’ll offer on your PhD journey. Your passion for your subject is your power - we want to help you harness it, so you can overcome any challenge.

From training you in research methods, to celebrating our research community’s achievements, our Graduate School and expert supervisors will help make your experience the best it can be.

Take that next step today.

Explore our funded projects, find your supervisor and start to bring your PhD dream to life.

Pursue your passion with a funded PhD. Make Portsmouth your place