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University Doctoral Studentships

Each year, City provides a number of fully-funded, full-time, three-year Doctoral Studentships to outstanding candidates as part of its ongoing investment in academic excellence. We are offering up to 50 University Doctoral Studentships for entry in 2014/15 along with some externally sponsored opportunities.

Eligibility

University Doctoral Studentships are available to both UK/EU and overseas fee-paying students who will be studying full-time. They can be held in any School of the University.

Applicants are assessed on the basis of their research excellence or demonstrable potential and the quality of their research proposal. Schools use assessment criteria (PDF) to help evaluate applications and you are advised to judge yourself against them before deciding whether to apply for a Studentship. 

If you wish to be considered for a Studentship you should also discuss your proposal with the relevant School to establish whether you can be supported.

What is offered

A Doctoral Studentship provides:

  • an annual bursary (£16,000 in 2014/15 and may be increased in line with inflation in subsequent years);
  • a full tuition fee waiver;
  • a one-off allowance of £1,000 which may be used across the three-year period of the studentship to support research needs such as specialist training, equipment or conference attendance.

Continuation of the award after the first year is subject to confirmation by the relevant School of satisfactory progress. Studentship holders are usually expected to undertake some form of teaching support activity as part of the bursary arrangements. This will be agreed with the School concerned. Training will be provided to support any teaching activity.

The University provides a broad research and enterprise development programme to support the development of research skills.

How to apply

Please read the following information carefully. Each School has its own application arrangements and deadlines.

School Contact Tel. Application closing date
Cass Business School Abdul Momin 020 7040 8618 28 March 2014
School of Arts & Social Sciences Zazie Psotta
(Culture & Creative Industries, International Politics, Music)
020 7040 8504 19 March 2014
School of Arts & Social Sciences Lisa Migo (Economics, Food Policy, Psychology, Sociology) 020 7040 4566 19 March 2014
School of Arts & Social Sciences Richard Thornbury
(Journalism)
020 7040 4841 19 March 2014
School of Health Sciences Tracy Rowson 020 7040 5972 21 March 2014
School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Dr Youyou Yan 020 7040 0269 14 March 2014
School of Informatics Mark Firman 020 7040 8435 14 March 2014
City Law School Peter Aggar 020 7040 4103 8 March 2014

Applications are also encouraged for interdisciplinary doctoral research.

Cass Business School - 19 Doctoral Studentships

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

How to apply: read the instructions and complete the online application form.

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School of Arts & Social Sciences - 11 Doctoral Studentships

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

Please note that University Doctoral Studentships are designed for research PhDs and are unsuitable for professional doctorates (DPsych).

How to apply: make an application for a research degree at City University London in the normal way online using the link on the individual course page. You will also need to include a 400-word non-technical summary of your research proposal as a separate file upload. In the 'Finance' section of the application form, indicate that you wish to be considered for a University Doctoral Studentship. Only complete applications (including all supporting documents) received by the 19 March 2014 deadline can be considered.

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School of Health Sciences - 8 Doctoral Studentships

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

How to apply: make an application for a research degree at City University London in the normal way. In the 'Finance' section of the application form, indicate that you wish to be considered for a University Doctoral Studentship. Send your application and research proposal to: Tracy Rowson, School of Health Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, UK.

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School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences - 8 Doctoral Studentships with Informatics

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

How to apply: make an application for a research degree at City University London in the normal way. In the 'Finance' section of the application form, indicate that you wish to be considered for a University Doctoral Studentship. Send your application to: Dr Y Yan, School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, UK.

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School of Informatics - 8 Doctoral Studentships with Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

How to apply: make an application for a research degree at City University London in the normal way. In the 'Finance' section of the application form, indicate that you wish to be considered for a University Doctoral Studentship. Send your application to: Mark Firman, School of Informatics, City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, UK.

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The City Law School - 6 Doctoral Studentships

We strongly advise you to discuss your proposal with us in order to establish whether you can be supported. You can find more details on the School pages.

In addition to the University Doctoral Studentships, The City Law School offers a number of other funding opportunities.

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Interdisciplinary opportunities

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary research both within and between Schools. City also has a number of Interdisciplinary Centres which collaborate with Schools on doctoral projects.

Please discuss your interests with the relevant School or Interdisciplinary Centre which will be happy to advise further.

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