Application deadlines for University PhD scholarships vary and will be specified on the scholarship advert. Scholarship opportunities for 2021/22 are expected to be advertised in May 2021 and will be advertised on our website
Scholarships may be attached to projects defined by the supervisor (possibly with external collaborators) or available for you to develop your own idea within our research priorities.
We strongly recommend that in all cases you contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your research proposal before submitting your application form. Potential supervisors can be found through the staff lists on the department and research centre websites, or by contacting the relevant area for advice.
Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarship in Teaching
The Industry and Innovation Research Institute currently haveGraduate Teaching Assistant positions in Computing and Informatics to fill for 2021/22 entry, with an anticipated start date of 01 October 2021. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021. Find out more about this opportunity. (PDF, 103.7KB)
Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Health
The Health Research Institute currently have Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Nursing & Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, with an anticipated start date of 04 October 2021. We welcome applications for the following PhD projects aligned to work streams within our research areas of:
Ageing and long-term conditions:
- Investigating the use of 3D surface imaging to objectively measure breast or chest lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment.
- Non-traumatic wrist injury: An evaluation of current practice and investigation into the efficacy of rehabilitation.
- Developing an online lifestyle intervention to prevent Cardiovascular disease in older adults.
Find out more about this opportunity (PDF, 167KB).
Health and social care organisation and workforce:
- Health behaviour change interventions to improve health outcomes for people with HIV.
- Embedding community participation in the diabetes health system: participatory, developmental, realist evaluation.
- An exploration of research culture and research capability and capacity within the paramedic and/or operating department practice professions.
Find out more about this opportunity (PDF, 105.7KB).
The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021.
Find out more information about the application process and the requirements.
Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Sport and Physical Activity
The Health Research Institute are currently advertising Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in the Academy for Sport & Physical Activity, with an anticipated start date of 04 October 2021. We welcome applications for the following PhD projects:
Development of multi-modal intervention strategies to combat cancer related cachexia
Evaluating and benchmarking elite athlete wellbeing programmes at the EIS
Pose extraction and event recognition in combat sports using machine learning technologies
Improving the efficacy of lifestyle interventions through the use of advanced body measurement techniques
The Social, Cultural and Economic Implications of 'Nature Prescription' in the UK
The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 9th July 2021.
To find out more information about the application process and the requirements please follow this link: https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply
Unless specified otherwise, our University scholarships cover
- tuition fees (at UK levels)
- a maintenance stipend at UKRI minimum doctoral stipend levels (£15,609 for 2021/22)
Scholarships are normally offered for three years of full-time study or five years of part-time study (part-time paid at 50%).
We may also offer fees-only scholarships for part-time study, covering part-time tuition fees (at UK levels) only.
Some of our scholarships are Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics, providing structured opportunities for development and experience in learning, teaching and assessment. As part of their academic development, GTA scholarship holders will receive training in teaching and learning and will undertake up to 180 hours' teaching-related activity per academic year. This activity forms part of the scholarship holder's training and there is no additional payment for it.
General eligibility criteria for University scholarships are below, but these may differ for individual scholarships and you are advised to confirm the eligibility criteria for the specific scholarship you are applying for.
- All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant Masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
- University scholarships in most disciplines are open to home and international applicants. However, scholarships pay fees at home levels only, and international students will be expected to provide the difference between the home and international fees from another funding source.
- International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These will be indicated in the individual scholarship opportunities.
- Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Conditions of Award of University scholarships (DOCX, 93.3KB)
Overview of the Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme for applicants (PDF, 142.5KB)