Scholarships and fees
The University of Leeds postgraduate research fees details the annual fees for studying at the School of Media and Communication and information on criteria for Home/EU/International status.
A number of PhD Scholarships are available to those who intend to begin PhD study in the School of Media and Communication. Some are available only to Home (UK) or European Union students and some are available to both Home (UK)/EU and ‘international’ (non-UK/EU) students.
All scholarships will cover the cost of academic fees at the University’s standard UK/EU rate, and some will also cover the cost of academic fees at the University’s international rate. All scholarships run for three years and provide an annual maintenance at the UK Research Council rate. Please refer to the University’s scholarship website for more information.
The following studentships are open to UK/EU students only:
AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Studentship (now closed)The Arts and Humanities Research Council is the UK’s main provider of postgraduate awards in the social sciences. The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.
The School of Media and Communication invites applications from students intending to pursue their PhD studies in any area of the School’s research activities .
Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have first applied, and received an offer for a place at the School of Media and Communication.. For more information, please see: http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/ahrc-competition. Please note that applicants may only apply for funding at one of the three partner universities.
ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC WRDTP) (now closed)
As partner of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), the University of Leeds offers a number of fully-funded research student scholarships. These highly prestigious studentships will be awarded on academic merit, allowing successful applicants to commence their studies in October 2018.
The awards are available as either three year PhD (+3) or four year MA + PhD (1+3) studentships, depending on the level of research training already achieved. The award will cover fees at the EU/Home rate and full maintenance at the standard Research Council rate.
The School of Media and Communication invites outstanding candidates to apply for this scheme to pursue their PhD studies in one of the research areas of the School. The ESRC WRDTP studentships are available in specified thematic pathways. Normally, students of media and communication would pursue their research within the pathway ‘Data, Communication, and New Technologies’, but depending on the research topic can choose any of the listed pathways if applicable.
Please note, that applicants for the ESRC WRDTP must have first applied, and received an offer for a place at the School of Media and Communication. Applicants are advised to submit their School application well in advance of the deadline of the studentship application.
The following studentships are open to UK/EU students AND international students:
School of Media and Communication Open Scholarships (deadline 1st March 2018)
The School of Media and Communication is offering three PhD Scholarships for study commencing in September/October 2018. Up to two scholarships will cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to international fees; the remaining scholarship(s) will cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to Home/EU rate.
They are intended to support full-time study leading to a PhD within a period of three years. Applications are invited in any area of the School’s research activities.
Open School Scholarship candidates are encouraged to apply for other scholarships through schemes such as the ESRC or AHRC White Rose and those who have made applications to multiple scholarships will be considered favourably.
Applicants are strongly advised to make informal enquiries to the School or an individual supervisor well in advance of the deadline. Applicants should normally have already received an offer for PhD study from the School before applying for the scholarship – please see the ‘how to apply’ tab for details.
Please email email@example.com for a School scholarship application form.
AHC Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Scholarships (deadline: 9 March 2018)Two Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (AHC) Interdisciplinary Research Scholarships will be available for UK/EU and international students for doctoral studies to commence in October 2018.
These scholarships have been created to support postgraduate research proposals that clearly cross two Schools within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. The scholarship covers the costs of academic fees and full maintenance at the standard rate (more information about the AHC FIRS scholarship and the application form).
The School of Media and Communication invites applicants with a suitable proposal to submit their application through the regular application process indicating their wish to be considered for the AHC Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship.
Please note that before applying for the AHC FIRS scholarship applicants must have received an offer for a place. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to make informal inquiries to the School or individual supervisors and submit their application well in advance of the deadline.
Leeds (International) Doctoral Scholarships (LDS, LIDS) (deadline: 9 March 2018)Several scholarships are available across the University for both UK/EU students (Leeds Doctoral Scholarship – LDS) and international students (Leeds International Doctoral Scholarship – LIDS).
These fully-funded awards cover academic fees and maintenance at the University of Leeds standard rate. Awards are made for one year and renewable for further two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Applicants are expected to hold a First Class first degree and/or a MA degree With Distinction – or equivalent.
Please note that applicants for Leeds Doctoral Scholarships must first have applied for, and received an offer for a place at the School of Media and Communication. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to make informal inquiries to the School or individual supervisors and submit their application well in advance of the deadline.
There are a number of other centrally-funded scholarships available, with deadlines from January to June. Look out for these at the University of Leeds scholarship website and apply for as many as possible.
How to apply for a scholarship
To be considered for a scholarship you must have completed an application for PhD study and be in receipt of a Student ID Number well in advance of the scholarship deadline. Applicants should normally have already received an offer for PhD study from the School before applying for a scholarship. Applicants are also strongly advised to make informal enquiries to the School or an individual supervisor well in advance of the deadline. This helps the School identify potential scholarship candidates and to recommend other funding opportunities that you may be eligible for. It also ensures that supervisors will be able to prepare supporting statements for scholarship applications that are well informed and tailored to each candidate and funding opportunity.
Each scholarship has its own application form. Please ensure you follow the correct procedures that apply to the various scholarships.