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Research can change lives. PhD funding can change yours.

Research can change lives. PhD funding can change yours.

Fully-funded PhDs at the University of Portsmouth.

Your research degree will be the most important work of your life so far – and also the most challenging.

At Portsmouth, we believe research should solve problems that matter and change the world for the better. We can’t make that easy – but we can lessen the stress of paying your way.

If your passions align with ours, we may be able to offer you a scholarship. It will help you focus on the hard yards of your research, by taking some pressure off the cost of living.

The opportunities

Our PhD scholarships cover all your tuition fees, plus an annual stipend of £15,009 (2019/20 UKRI rate) for three years.

You can find fully-funded opportunities in diverse areas of business and law, creative and cultural industries, humanities and social sciences, science and health, and technology.

We also offer a range of projects in some of our key strategic research areas:

  • Biomedical research to boost health and wellbeing
  • Interdisciplinary research into medical technologies (with a strong bioengineering focus)
  • Transforming Portsmouth into a sustainable city

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, and training supervisors to do a great job of guiding you, our Graduate School will help make your experience as great as it can be.

If you want to pursue fully-funded research, you can express interest today.

Explore project areas and get in touch with supervisors.

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