Financial support and fees
When you apply, you will need to indicate your likely source of financial support during your studies. You should therefore investigate possible sources of finance as soon as you can. See funding opportunities for details of current scholarships and bursaries available in the department.
Many students have been supported by their employing institutions. Several overseas students have received scholarships from the British Council or the Association of Commonwealth Universities. If you are from an overseas country you should, where possible, contact your local British Council office concerning the procedure for applying for relevant awards. Some British students have received grants from the Overseas Development Administration, the British Academy, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) or local education authorities. A high proportion of students in the past have supported themselves from personal savings or from loans.
If you are applying for the MPhil or PhD, it is very strongly recommended that you seek possible sources of financial support for the full period of your study. A local library or institution of higher education, or the British Council should be able to advise you on the addresses of the various bodies that offer grants and scholarships for research study. You will need to be able to find out the application procedures for such awards and the likely closing dates by which your application should be submitted. It is important that you devote time to this now because we sometimes have to reject worthy applicants because there is doubt about financial support during their period of study.
For information about the registration periods and other regulations concerning your PhD study, please see the current version of the Postgraduate Assessment Regulations.
Fees are set on an annual basis and the 2017-18 entry fees have not yet been set. The table below shows the fees for 2016-17 entry.
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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding
Please note that our 'PhD Linguistics (by Research Only)' and 'PhD by Thesis and Coursework' programmes are accredited by the ESRC. This means that UK and some EU students may be eligible to apply for financial support to help them with their studies on these programmes. If you are interested in applying for such funding, please contact the relevant postgraduate co-ordinator as early as possible.