Fees and funding
There are numerous funding opportunities available for candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research at one of our Schools.
We are part of two major doctoral training consortia in arts, humanities and social sciences funded by UK research councils – AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWC DTP) and ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
We provide more than 150 studentships annually, including through the University’s flagship President’s Doctoral Scholarship Award scheme. These cover full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant which you’ll receive tax-free.
Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS)
Funding opportunities for the Manchester PhD, one of the world's most highly respected doctoral programmes.
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC)
Funding opportunities in all 14 SALC subject areas, from Archaeology to Drama and History to Music.
School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED)
Funding opportunities in Architecture, Education, Geography, International Development, and Planning and Environmental Management.
School of Law
Funding opportunities in Bioethics, Criminology and Law.
School of Social Sciences (SoSS)
Funding opportunities in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, and Sociology.