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.

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.

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 invited for 2018 entry for +3 (MPhil/PhD) and 1+3 (Masters plus MPhil/PhD) studentships.

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. Deadline 16 January 2018.

University of Roehampton Studentships

Roehampton Business School PhD Studentship Bursaries – starting January 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an academic development programme where you will engage in PhD study full time and integrate into the life of the Roehampton Business School working with academic colleagues and undergraduate students.

The Bursary:  Funding is available for two UK/EU and International* students at Home/EU rates for three years full-time study. The Bursary includes tuition waiver for PhD at UK/EU fees and stipend at £16,553.

Your research study will be supervised by leading international scholars in one of the following:

Project areas:

Accounting: (Contact Professors Elaine Harris and Cristiano Busco)

  • Accountability and governance in organisations, including enterprise risk management
  • Accounting for strategic planning, decision-making and control: balancing financial and strategic business performance considerations

(Applicants with access to managers in organisations for case studies will be an advantage)

Economics and Finance (Contact Professors Stephen Drinkwater and Wilson Ng)

  • The consequences of Brexit for business and the economy: Topics could be related to specific organisations/sectors or have a broader focus.
  • Current topics in managing technology innovation, for example, in blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, and in funding technologies through crowdfunding and ICOs.
  • Challenge-based entrepreneurship and new venture creation, for example, disabled and ethnic minority/immigrant ventures, and women-led start-ups.

Marketing and Supply Chain Management (Contact Professors Mohammed Rafiq, Lia Zarantonello and Wantao Yu)

  • Big data analytics and supply chain sustainability
  • Using social media to build customer loyalty in retailing/ retail services
  • Brand experience and emotions and  brand performance

People, Organisations and Strategy (Contact Professors Carole Elliott, Maria Daskalaki and Dr Cecile Guillaume)

  • Gender and careers in crisis economics
  • Constructing gendered representations of women leaders and professionals in the media
  • Social and Solidarity Economy (e.g. social enterprises, workers’ cooperatives, civil society organizations, community organizations and solidarity initiatives)
  • HR responses to xenophobia and hate speech within the workplace

We especially welcome cross-disciplinary project proposals on areas such as Ethics and Entrepreneurship (new venture creation, management, and development).

Learning and Teaching Activities:

In addition to the research project, scholarship students will contribute to the delivery of at least one taught undergraduate module per year. It will include undertaking some lectures and seminars fully supported by academic colleagues and a professional development programme.

Full time bursary students shall be available for the equivalent of 6 hours a week over 40 weeks a year to work within the Business School. Where the student undertakes teaching or teaching-related work, the time for preparation, marking, and related administration will be included in those six hours maximum per week. The hours may be deployed in blocks or regularly throughout the 40 weeks depending on duties available. Consequently, students may be expected to contribute more than 6 hours per week at certain points in the year.

Research Environment:

The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern university in the UK, according to Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the official national audit of research quality.

We submitted work by more than two-thirds of our academic staff, in 13 subject areas, to the REF. This is the highest proportion of any modern university. Overall, 66 per cent of our research is now classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and a high proportion of research in every one of our ten academic departments of is judged as of world-class quality. If you join us as a student or staff member, you’ll be working with academic staff undertaking research at the highest level. The Roehampton Business School offers a vibrant research community and has a strong, active and engaged postgraduate community. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School training programme.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

Applicants should hold a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualification) and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. The successful candidate should be available to start on 1st January 2018. Previous applicants need not apply.

To apply, please email the following as a single PDF, to pgresearch@roehampton.ac.uk with your surname and subject area in the heading,:

  1. A copy of your CV including copies of your academic qualifications.
  2. Contact details of two academic referees.
  3. A cover letter stating the reasons you are applying for this studentship and outlining your expertise and relevant skills.   Please also address in two paragraphs maximum why you are interested in one of the specific research projects as advertised and which research methods you would use to conduct the research.
  4. Application Form for PhD Study (RDB1b) downloadable at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Application-Packs/

The closing date for completed applications is: midday 14thth November 2017.

Initial discussions with Professors are planned for: w/c 20th November 2017.

Formal interviews will be held: w/c 27th November 2017 tbc.

*The recipient of this studentship will be covered for Home/EU fees; a student with overseas fee status, will be required to pay the difference between Home/EU and overseas tuition fees. Further details of International Fees can be found here:


Department of Psychology Phd Studentships 2018 – Closing Date Midday 3 November 2017

The Department of Psychology will fund two new studentships at Home/EU fee rate, with a stipend (currently £15, 553)  each year for three years,  to support two of the research projects listed below. Of the three projects listed, the projects attracting the best two applicants will be awarded a PhD award starting in January 2018. Successful applicants will engage in PhD study full time and integrate into the life of the Department of Psychology, working with academic colleagues and undergraduate students.

  1. Female Genital Mutilation: Psychological impact, health and social services utilization, and intervention
  2. A neuropsychological study of the role of cognitive load and working memory capacity in distraction suppression
  3. The impact of interpersonal regulatory fit between people in distress and potential helpers on empathy, prosocial behaviour and perceived support

Additional Information about each project and the application process can be found at the links above.

If you wish to go straight to the Application Form and Guidance Notes please ensure you read the individual project application process first for any additional requirements. Please note that there is no requirement to populate the Research Proposal and Plan section of the Application Form.

Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships

Thanks to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships are available for new overseas students, starting 1st October 2017. The studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral level. Preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries*. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans. in order to meet these aims, suitable projects may be, for example, in education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development, but this is only an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of making a contribution to the student's home community. For further information, please click the link in the title above or contact: GraduateSchool@roehampton.ac.uk. Applications 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 and Ede & Ravenscroft research and scholarship grants

The University has a number of grants available for research and scholarship funded by Santander and by Ede & Ravenscroft, to support the work of academic staff and 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.The awarding panel ensure that the best applications are selected, according to any differing requirements of various grants. This competition has closed.