Funded PhD studentships at CIPPM

Two fully subsidized PhD studentships are offered by CIPPM, with an expected starting date of September 2014.


For both studentships, closing date is 12 May 2014.

The funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 per annum, to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.


Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate Masters degree. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

How to apply

Please complete the following application form BU Research Degree Application 2014 (Word 296 kb) and submit it via email to the School Research Administrator:

 Ms Denise George – email:

Further details about Research Degree Programmes available at BU and general information about being a PhD Researcher at BU can be found on the Graduate School website.