Cookies and Privacy

The University uses cookies on this website to provide the best experience possible including delivering personalised content on this website, other websites and social media. By continuing to use the site you agree to this, or your can go to our cookie policy to learn more and manage your settings.

Fees and funding

phd funding

Postgraduate research can be funded in a number of ways. It might be that there's a funded project that's already related to your interests, or you may be eligible for a government doctoral loan. Below are the funded opportunities on offer and links to more information about loans and funding.

View fees
Doctoral research fees 
View our doctoral research fees for new and continuing students.

find out more and Apply

Doctoral Loan

A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD.


PhD Studentships

PhD studentships are PhD funding opportunities supported by organisations, where your research will be actively used in overcoming real-world problems. 

Midlands4Cities funding

find out more and Apply

Midlands4Cities offer prestigious, fully funded Arts and Humanities PhD scholarships provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Receive updates about our funded opportunities

Your details
I want to receive updates from Birmingham City University about funded research opportunities and other updates regarding funded initiatives.

Birmingham City University is committed to safeguarding your personal data. Whenever you provide such information we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information including the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

View a full copy of our privacy policy

Contacting us about how we use your information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your information please contact the Data Protection Officer at: Data Protection Officer, Information Management Team, Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham B5 5JU, email

If you are not content with how we handle your information please contact our Data Protection Officer. However you do also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner.