Funded Clinical PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Outstanding and successful candidates will undertake fully funded, defined research projects that will enhance our thriving research culture and offer even more potential for societal or cultural impact and commercial exploitation.

What does the funded Clinical PhD studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 (unless otherwise specified) per annum, to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 48 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years.

All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate Masters degree. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Applicants must also be a midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


There are currently no clinical studentship projects available within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.


Further Information:

Further details about Research Degree Programmes available at BU and general information about being a PhD Researcher at BU can be found on the Graduate School website.