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University of Portsmouth

It's your time to join the next generation of researchers

With fully funded PhDs, Portsmouth is your place

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 have impact and solve problems that matter.

Here, you'll be part of a research community whose life-enhancing work has seen Portsmouth 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 expertise align with ours, we may be able to offer you a scholarship. It will help you follow your research dreams, by providing the funding you need to make them a reality.

The opportunities

Our PhD scholarships cover all your tuition fees, while others also offer an annual stipend of £17,668 (2022/23 UKRI rate) for three years.

You can find funded opportunities in diverse areas including:

  • Architecture, interiors and urbanism
  • Art and design
  • Biological sciences
  • Business and management
  • Digital and creative technologies
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film and media
  • Finance
  • Geography (physical and human)
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Journalism, communication and creative writing
  • Marketing
  • Organisation studies and human resource management
  • Pharmacy, pharmacology and biomedical sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sport and exercise science

The deadline for completed applications is 3 April 2023 (midnight GMT).

Find out more

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 the best it can be.

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

Explore our funded projects and get in touch with supervisors.

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