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University of Huddersfield, School of Human and Health Sciences PhD Scholarships

Competitive scholarships with bursaries PhD Scholarships within the School of Human and Health Sciences are available at University of Huddersfield. A new opportunity is available for three outstanding doctoral candidates to develop their careers as researchers within the School of Human and Health Sciences at the TEF Gold rated University of Huddersfield.

The School has an ambitious programme of research that is making a real difference to people’s lives. We are highly collaborative, working closely with others to tackle real-world problems for health and society. We help to form opinions, drive improvements to practice and influence policy. In short, we make things better. Postgraduate research students are an integral part of our research community. Working closely with our leading research centres they play an important role in helping us achieve our shared aspirations.


The scholarships on offer cover the fields of Health, radicalisation, terrorism, migration, cities, children and gender. One scholarship focuses on International Development and two scholarships focus on Applied Health Research within the UK.
All postgraduate researchers within our School benefit from skilled supervision by experienced and enthusiastic researchers, as well as a comprehensive programme of training in research methods and researcher development.


The full-time scholarships comprise bursaries with fee waivers for three years. The bursaries will be set at the UK research council rate which for 2020/21 is £15,285 per year.

Covid-19 accommodations

If travel is still restricted in September 2020 due to Covid-19, the University will be able to support PhD candidates remotely, though would expect candidates to be present on campus at least monthly as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.  Candidates will also be supported in developing methods of remote data collection, should this be necessary. Bursaries will be paid once candidates are present on campus, though would be backdated if a period of remote working had been necessary.

International Development Scholarship

One scholarship is available for a research proposal exploring any one of the following project outlines, each of which addresses UN sustainable development goals. This scholarship is open only to international applicants from low and middle income countries. The geographical focus is open, but we would like to encourage studies that focus on countries within the UN’s Least Developed Countries list.

Project outlines


This scholarship offers a bursary of £15,285 per annum and a full international fee waiver.

Applied Health Research Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for research on social prescribing for people with mental health problems, one with adults with serious mental health problems and the other with younger people. These are linked to the Mental and Physical Complexity theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber (ARCYH).


These scholarships offer a bursary of £15,285 per annum and for Home/EU applicants fees are waived. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply for these two scholarships but will be required to cover the annual difference between Home/EU fees and overseas tuition fee rates (for 2020/21 this difference is £9,475 per annum, payable by the student).

Eligibility criteria/entry requirements

Achievement in a relevant academic discipline that equates to first class honours at undergraduate level or a distinction at master’s level.

University will consider applicants who are expecting to achieve this before September, so long as there is clear evidence from coursework marks that they are on target for this. International applicants who are non-native users of the English Language should have at least an overall academic IELTS test score of 7.0 with no score below 6.5, or equivalent.

Application deadline: 22 June 2020

More Information: University Website

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