Fees and funding

Tuition fees


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2020/21
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2020/21


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2021/22
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2021/22


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home Students 2022/23
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2022/23

You can now apply for a loan for PhD Study, please visit https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/what-you-get for further information.

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.

Roehampton PhD scholarship


Technē Collaborative Doctoral Award 2022

Count Me In! Developing and evaluating resources for musicians working with children and young people with severe or profound learning difficulties to engage with the standard repertoires of different musical cultures using the Sounds of Intent framework of musical development.

Applications are invited for a fully funded, three-year PhD to be hosted jointly by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Human Development in the School of Education the University of Roehampton, and Live Music Now, https://www.livemusicnow.org.uk, which is a leading national charity offering interactive music sessions with a wide range of people, which enhance health and well-being, improve communication, and promote development. The studentship will begin in October 2022, with a six-month initial research-skills fully funded training programme prior to the commencement of the doctoral research.

Count Me In! is an internationally innovative project that explores how children and young people with severe and profound disabilities experience music, and investigates the strategies that musicians can use to make their creative interventions accessible. Count Me In! is underpinned by the thinking set out in the Sounds of Intent framework of musical development www.soundsofintent.app/beta. It will use the principle of ‘musical deconstruction’, enabling musicians to disaggregate musical structures and present them discretely, making pieces accessible at different music-developmental levels. Subsequently, ‘reconstruction’ is possible, facilitating inclusion in musical activities across the spectrum of neurodiversity.

The research will entail running a series of practical interventions using musicians from Live Music Now working with 12 severely or profoundly disabled pupils in each of six special schools for a year (72 in total). Developmentally appropriate resources will be created in partnership with the musicians and teachers, trialled, and their impact on pupils’ capacity to engage with the resources will be analysed using the Sounds of Intent framework. Modifications to the materials will be made, as required, in a cyclical research process with three phases (one per term). Beyond the research project, the resources will be made freely available online, potentially transforming access to music as art, across a range of cultures, for children and young people with severe or profound learning difficulties.

It is anticipated that the student will spend around three days a week at the University of Roehampton, (virtually or in person) and two days a week as a member of Live Music Now’s national team.

Applicants should have a 2:1 or above at bachelor’s level or equivalent and distinction at master’s level, both in a music or music-related field. Advanced music performance and analysis skills are desirable, and the capacity for critical reflection. Previous experience of working through music with disabled children or young people is desirable though not essential. We particularly welcome candidates who are under-represented in the cultural sector, including those who have experienced disabling barriers or who have experienced racism. 

The successful candidate will be supervised by Professor Adam Ockelford and Professor Lorella Terzi at the University of Roehampton, and Dr Ros Hawley at Live Music Now.

Contact Professor Adam Ockelford for further information: a.ockelford@roehampton.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications 4th March 2022

Link to full advert


Children’s Literature Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The School of Humanities at Roehampton is pleased to announce that the current round of applications for our annual PhD Scholarship in Children’s Literature is now open for studies commencing in October 2021. 

The Scholarship is fully funded by the University of Roehampton, School of Humanities (English and Creative Writing) and covers Home fees of £4,407.00, as well as an annual stipend at current Research Council rates (£17,285.00 .p.a. for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress). In addition to the time spent on their PhD project, full-time students funded by the university shall be available for the equivalent of 6 hours of additional work per week over 40 weeks per year. Where this involves the student undertaking teaching or teaching-related work, the time for preparation, marking and related administration shall be included in those six hours maximum per week.  NB International (including EU) applicants would need to be able to pay the difference between Home and Overseas fees for the duration of the programme.'

This studentship will be awarded to an emerging scholar of the highest calibre working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children and capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. We welcome projects that reflect the School of Humanities’ commitment to research and knowledge exchange and its investment in interdisciplinary approaches to creative societies, social justice and inclusivity. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and we are especially keen to hear from candidates of global majority ethnicities who are currently underrepresented (the university’s EDI policy can be found here).


Deadline for applications: Monday 31st May 2021  

For further information or for informal discussion please contact: 

Dr. Lisa Sainsbury: L.Sainsbury@roehampton.ac.uk 

Details of how to submit your application can be found here: 



Please visit https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/ to find out more about postgraduate research at Roehampton. For all non-academic queries relating to the studentships, please contact Graduate School Admissions on 020 8392 3715, email graduateschool@roehampton.ac.uk 


For more details on the scholarship and how to apply please view the document here.


AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of technē, a consortium of nine institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The technē consortium will fund 57 studentships per year over five years (2019-24), for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

technē is comprised of nine academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Brunel University and Loughborough University, London; and fifteen cultural partner organisations. Please visit technē to find out more about the aims and opportunities of the consortium.

Applications are currently open.


Applications are invited for two TECHNE Partnership PhD studentship, part-time or full-time, co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Roehampton, starting in October 2021.  The awards offer a stipend for three years (value for 20-21 is £17,285.00) or pro rata for part time students.  Students can apply to extend the stipend to undertake a work placement for a period of 1-6 months.

Please click on the above heading to find detailed information on the two Collaborative Awards (CDA). Please note that these CDA’s are still part of a competition with techne and final approval is needed from techne before awards are made to students.

Applications for the techne Collaborative Award are currently closed and will open in December.

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 are now open. Please click on the above link for further information.


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 and Ede & Ravenscroft grant

The university has a number of grants available for research and scholarship funded by Santander and by Ede & Ravenscroft, to support the work of research students. 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. Applications are currently closed, please check back later in the year once the next round of the competion is open.

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