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School of Law

Postgraduate research funding

The School of Law receives money from a range of sources to help our postgraduate researchers fund their studies.

The School of Law research community is renowned for its expertise in domestic and international law, criminology and bioethics in the UK, where the PhD students are vital members of the research community. The School is therefore committed to supporting financially the best qualified applicants and provides generous funds to help you develop as a researcher in a diverse and intellectually stimulating research environment.

Funding your programme will be a crucial factor in your decision to apply for a postgraduate research degree, so the earlier you consider your funding options, the better. At Manchester, we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of awards to both Home/EU and International students at PhD level.

Search for funding opportunities

Choose your country and programme of study to search our postgraduate research funding opportunities database.  Alternatively, you can view funding opportunities for all of our School's programmes.

Please note, the funding awards for study in 2017/18 have now closed, and the below information should be used as reference for next year only.

Other funding opportunities

  • Postgraduate Studentships
  • FindAPhD Funding Awards
  • Doctoral Loan SchemeApplicants can apply for funding for the 2018/19 academic year in summer 2018 (specific date yet to be given) and can borrow up to £25,000 for the whole course. The loan is paid directly to students and can be used for course fees and living costs. The loan itself will be divided equally across each year of the course in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%.

How to apply for funding

In order to apply for funding you must first have applied for a place on one of our PhD degree programmes. We recommend that an application for PhD study is made at least two weeks before the funding deadline.

After applying for a place, please email your completed funding application form to: law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk.