PhD funding

Many of our schools offer bursaries and studentships to enable the most promising students to pursue their research at Birkbeck.

ESRC funding

School of Arts funding

School of Business, Economics and Informatics funding

School of Law funding

School of Science funding

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy funding

Professional and Career Development loans

  • A Professional and Career Development loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. We are a registered Learning Provider (registration number 4857), which means you can apply for this loan to study at Birkbeck.

Birkbeck Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) 

  • Birkbeck has been awarded a second Wellcome Trust ISSF award (ISSF2) of £1.5m over 5 years from 1 October 2016, which is being matched by college funds. Applications are invited from completing PhD students, for salary costs up to six months beyond the end of their period of formal study to complete publications or develop engagement or dissemination activities. 

The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

  • The Bloomsbury Colleges are offering 11 PhD studentships, each of three years' duration, to start in the academic year 2017/18.