Great little insights for those applying to PhD programs in the UK, and coming from the UK or EU. When I applied, the “funding issue” for UK study was a big stonewall that made the prospect of studying there, especially as a non-UK, non-EU individual, rather daunting. Although accepted to programs in the UK, I lacked the funding—never mind the financial wherewithal—to make those programs viable options. I look forward to more from this series regarding the funding question for non-UK and non-EU students.
By Jessica Keady and Joseph Scales.
This blog post is written by Dr Jessica Keady, who secured The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for both her MA (2010-2011) and PhD (2011-2014) in Religions and Theology at The University of Manchester, UK and Joseph Scales, PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK, who secured funding from the AHRC Midlands3Cities (M3C) Doctoral Training Partnership in 2017 (to be completed in 2020).
The AHRC is the main source of doctoral funding in the UK for PhD funding. Information about additional sources to follow in a separate blog post. The funding is awarded by the AHRC to university consortia across the country, who then allocate that funding to doctoral projects. Applicants are required to usually have completed, or be in the process of completing, a master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject. Applications are open currently…
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