Research Studentships

In addition to studentships available to all applicants, outlined below, the Faculty seeks students for specific funded projects.


The Faculty of Health and Medicine Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Health and Medicine is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to include fees plus a stipend to the equivalent of RCUK rates for outstanding UK/EU and overseas students wishing to undertake full time doctoral research in any Division within the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

Awards will be made for a maximum of three years full-time study.

Applications must be linked to one of the Faculty's core research areas of:

Students wishing to apply for doctoral scholarship, must, in the first instance, contact the Director of Postgraduate Research in the relevant department to seek advice.

Expression of Interest form

The closing date for expressions of interest is 6 March 2015.

Doctoral Directors

Biological Life Sciences: Dr Paul McKean
Health Research: Professor Carol Thomas
Medicine: Dr Tom Keegan

For general enquiries please contact Alex MacPherson.


ESRC-Funded Research Studentships

Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). A large number of studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for students seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.

Details of the provision and funding offered by the NWDTC are available here.


Other Funding Options

For more information about postgraduate funding, please see Fees & Funding.