Fees and funding

Tuition fees

  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2018/19
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2018/19

Research Student Scholarships

The University offers a range of funding opportunities for research students, which include dedicated funding streams and access to funding sources available to other students.

University of Roehampton PhD Studentship: NDPP research partnership

Fully Funded PhD - University of Roehampton 

Cross-talk between Skeletal muscle and pancreatic β-cell - The contribution of β-cell dysfunction to the progression of type 2 diabetes 

The University of Roehampton was graded the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (REF, 2014). The university is now well placed for its next REF submission in 2021 and is aiming to invest in its long-term research culture. Recent grant success within the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre has resulted in a fully funded PhD studentship being made available in partnership with NHS England Health Innovation Network (SW London), linked with the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). 

Project Background

We know that peripheral insulin resistance precedes β-cell dysfunction in the progression of type 2 diabetics (T2Ds) (Stumvoll et al., 2005). Insulin resistance in peripheral tissue, such as skeletal muscle, has received a great deal of scientific attention owing to its glucose storage capacity. Yet less is known about β-cell function and even less is known about the interaction or cross-talk between muscle and the pancreas. Yet both pathological states (insulin resistance and β-cell function) influence each other and synergistically exacerbate diabetes. This tight relationship between insulin resistance and β-cell function can be quantified using a measure known as the dispositional index (DI) (Mackenzie et al 2011; Naufahu et al., 2018). 

Skeletal muscle is now thought to act in an endocrine fashion by producing and releasing muscle derived factors in response to stresses such as exercise. These factors include proteins referred to as myokines, as well as metabolites and exosomes (Barlow & Solomon). These muscle derived factors may provide a mechanism whereby muscle is able to communicate with other tissue within the body to promote improvements in whole body homeostasis, such recovery in β-cell function post exercise. 

This PhD studentship will investigate cross-talk between skeletal muscle and pancreatic β-cells to help improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. This PhD project will provide students with the opportunity to development a range of skills including; isotope methodology, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, immunomicroscopy and miRNA analysis. 

Potential candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds including biomedical sciences, human physiology, nutrition and exercise science. 

This programme is a three-years, full-time, doctoral research studentship and will come with a full bursary, in addition to a full tuition fee waiver and consumable costs. Start date January 2019.  

There is a requirement to contribute up to 4 hours a week to teaching related duties. This will only be during term time.

For more details, please contact Dr Richard Mackenzie (Richard.mackenzie@roehmapton.ac.uk / Tel 02083923562). Closing date for applications 16th October 2018. Interview will take place in the week beginning 10th December 2018

Applications should be submitted to: 


(Please ignore the 30th September submission deadline)

University of Roehampton PhD Studentship: Data-driven modelling of pattern formation in ecology and collective behaviour

Fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals to work with the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK). Stipend of £16,777 per year, for three years. The tuition fees of £4,260 per year will be covered by the University.
Research funds (£14,000) will also be provided to support the direct research costs of the PhD (research travel costs, computer, consumables etc.)

Applicants must have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 31st December 2018.

Potential Research Topics include:
Morphogenesis, geometry and function of social insect nests
Individual mechanisms underlying community-level dynamics in microscopic ecological communities
Coordination of individual and collective motion in animal groups

We encourage all applicants to read the attached document here for more detail on the scholarship including detail on potential research topics and eligibility.

Application Deadline: 10th November 2018

The start date for this position is the 1st January 2019.

PhD Supervisors: Dr Andrea Perna, Dr Lewis Halsey.

Expressions of interest, including a CV, should be made to Dr Andrea Perna (andrea.perna@roehampton.ac.uk).

University of Roehampton Dance and Psychology PhD Studentship: “An Interdisciplinary Investigation into the Efficacy of the Moving Pieces approach to Managing Medically Unexplained Symptoms”

Full Tuition fees covered PhD opportunity
The Departments of Dance and Psychology are jointly offering P/T PhD position to start on 1st January 2019 for which the Home (UK only) tuition fees will be paid by an external partner, Moving Pieces.

Moving Pieces promotes an integrative arts based action method that combines arts psychotherapy with physical theatre and body based approaches to support self-regulation through regulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Beatrice Allegranti as soon as possible (B.Allegranti@roehampton.ac.uk; +44 (0)20 8392 3377).

Detailed information on the studentship can be found here.

Entry date : Jan 2019
Closing date: 12th November

Applications should be submitted to:

AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of TECHNE, a Consortium of seven institutions in London and the South-East that form an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Over five years (2014-2019), the TECHNE Consortium will fund approximately 176 PhD studentships for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions. As a member of TECHNE, University of Roehampton UK and EU applicants for PhD study (and some current PhD students) in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for AHRC studentships to start 1 October each year. Click on the link for further information.

TECHNE/AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2019/20


ESRC SeNSS Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium of 10 universities working as a Doctoral Training Partnership to offer Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships. Roehampton is working in two pathways - education and social anthropology.

Applications for 2019/20 October 2019 start are now open, please click on the above to find out details and how to apply

Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

British Council funded HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. The Scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a PhD Scholarship programme. 13 PhD scholarships are awarded to candidates in Palestinian universities in the West Bank and Gaza.

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed.

Alumni Scholarship

All UK, EU and international alumni holding a full Roehampton undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification and those who studied here on an exchange/study abroad programme who wish to return to the University of Roehampton to take a higher programme of study. This applies a 20% discount to your tuition fees. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; your eligibility will be assessed automatically.

International PhD Students

International students are not excluded from the University's scholarship awards, although you may be required to pay the difference between the 'home/EU' and 'overseas' student fee rates. Visit the International Students website for more information on financing your studies in the UK.


Santander Ede & Ravenscroft grants

Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft have both awarded a number of grants to research students, to support their research work. The Graduate School holds a single competition each year to allocate these grants. The 2018 competition is now open, if you have received either Ede and Ravenscroft or Santander funding before whilst studying for your doctoral award, you are not eligible to apply again for this funding.’

We are holding a single competition to allocate these grants, with a single application form incorporating all criteria, keeping the combined processes of applying for and awarding the grants as simple as possible.

Deadline: Friday 12th October 2018

The application form can be found via this link Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft application. More information can be found here