Fees and funding

Tuition fees


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2019/20
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2019/20


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

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.

Wellcome Trust Project

The University of Roehampton is part of a major Wellcome Trust project titled, ‘”From Feed the Birds” to “Do Not Feed the Animals”.’ This is multi-institution (University of Exeter, University of Reading, National Museums of Scotland) and multi-disciplinary project (zooarchaeology, social anthropology, osteology, anatomy, solid-state isotopes, rural policy, animal welfare). A fundamental aim is to explore non-utilitarian feeding of animals - particularly garden birds and domestic/wild/feral cats - from a range of perspectives, including: wildness/domestication/ferality/hybridity; historical processes; socio-cultural practices; animal health and welfare. Roehampton will be responsible for key anthropological perspectives of the overall project.

As part of this project Roehampton is offering two fully funded PhD studentships in anthropology.

One studentship will be for an anthropological study of the social-cultural practices of feeding wild birds, particularly birds in private gardens, but also in places such as parks and city spaces. The project will be largely ethnographic but will also involve an exploration of historical material, popular ornithology books and magazines, specialist ornithology journals, newspapers and television programmes, and enthusiasts’ websites. Although the project must focus on feeding wild birds, and must fit with the overall project, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their research in ways that interest them.

The second studentship will focus on animal feeding regimes in zoos. This again will be an ethnographically driven project but, as with the above project, it will explore a range of other sources. A central concern here is why visitors to zoos are keen to feed animals or attracted to watching animals being fed. Zoo authorities plead with visitors with regard to the former with signs requesting ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals’. They recognise the latter by announcing ‘feeding times’ for a range of animals. The ethnographic study will be based at Edinburgh Zoo (part of the overall project) and will involve engaging with zoo officials responsible for animal welfare, zookeepers, and visitors to the zoo. As with the above project, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their research in ways that interest them.

We invite applications from potential candidates who have a Master’s level qualification in social anthropology or a related discipline and an interest in the field of Human-Animal Studies.

The successful candidates will be supervised by Professor Garry Marvin and Professor Stuart Semple.

Deadline for applications Friday 4th December 2020.

Please note that these scholarships are open to home/eu students only.

If you would like an informal discussion about anything prior to making an application, please contact Professor Marvin at g.marvin@roehampton.ac.uk

For information on how to apply for a PhD at Roehampton please visit https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/degrees/ or contact pgresearch@roehampton.ac.uk

Roehampton PhD scholarship

School of Humanities - Subject Area: English and Creative Writing and the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL)

We are pleased to announce that the current round of applications for our annual scholarships in children’s literature is open (studies commencing October 2021).

TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2021

We invite applications from outstanding candidates for our TECHNE AHRC doctoral studentships. Studentships are awarded in departments across the university, but the NCRCL will consider applications for projects related to children’s literature or creative writing for children. Projects drawing on our archival holdings—such as the Richmal Crompton archive—will be especially welcome. For more information and details of how to apply, please see our Graduate School pages:


Postgraduate Research Studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2021

In addition to TECHNE studentships, we will award our annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship to a candidate of the highest calibre. Applicants for TECHNE awards will be considered automatically for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship, so please apply for a TECHNE studentship in the first instance. Candidates who do not secure TECHNE funding will be eligible to compete for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship—you do not need to apply separately.

Please note that although TECHNE funding can be secured by students who have already started their doctoral studies, the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is only open to new applicants.

The Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is fully funded by the University of Roehampton, School of Humanities (English and Creative Writing/NCRCL) and covers Home/EU 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 applicants would need to be able to pay the difference between Home and Overseas fees for the duration of the programme.

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.

The closing date for applications is 19th February 2021 - The expression of interest deadline is 5th February 2021.

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 currently open.


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