PhD scholarships

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There are two types of scholarships you could apply for: a fully-funded scholarship and a fees-only scholarship

LJMU has a reputation for delivering pioneering research that is extending our knowledge and understanding across a diverse range of areas from neuroscience to engineering and public health to criminology. We strongly encourage multidisciplinary research and actively support collaboration with institutions across the world. The LJMU scholarship scheme is now in its fifth year and has successfully recruited 95 scholarship students during this time.

Support is now available for full-time three-year studentships via the LJMU PhD scholarship scheme. Studentships are available for applicants in all disciplines at the University where excellent research is being performed.


Research at LJMU

Research and scholarship are at the heart of everything we do at Liverpool John Moores University. Research is central to the student experience and informs the curriculum at all levels. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework demonstrated the world-leading quality of our research – every unit of assessment we submitted was rated as at least 45% internationally excellent or better.

LJMU ranks in the top half of the overall research league table, placed 61st, out of 128 universities which submitted more than one unit of assessment, in the proportion of research that is world-leading or internationally excellent and we are second in the University Alliance group.

Find out more about our research impact at LJMU.

We offer research students the opportunity to become part of a vibrant research community, which is delivering world-leading and internationally-excellent research right across the institution. Ranked in the top 25 English universities for PhD completion rates, we also offer expert supervision and excellent training and support via our dedicated Doctoral Academy.

New PhD scholarships

Under the new LJMU PhD scholarship scheme, fully-funded three-year PhD scholarships would comprise:

  • Annual fees
  • A contribution towards running costs
  • Plus an annual stipend

Fees-only scholarships are also available. Applicants for scholarships that do not include a stipend must be able to demonstrate that they can financially support themselves over the period of three years full time study.

Application deadline

In order to be considered for a PhD scholarship, you must submit your application by 9am on Monday 4 March 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

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  • Please note that you will need to have your cover letter and CV ready to upload at the start of the application process
  • Please ensure that you have read the guidance and notes on the following page carefully before you begin