What is a studentship? 

This is a form of doctoral funding that is often attached to a specific project. They sometimes cover tuition fees and living costs. The funding amount and duration of the studentship can vary depending on the funder and the project so please read the funding section of the studentship advert carefully.

The table below outlines our currently available studentships and deadlines for applications. Click on the link to find out more information and to apply. Remember to read through the How to apply page for for guidance on the application process before starting your application.  


Available Studentships 


College of Business and Social Sciences  

Research project titleSupervisor Full detailsDeadlineSubmit your application

Advancing Business Competitiveness Through Management Standards and Certification (MGS ESRC DTP Collaborative PhD Studentship)

Prof Cher LiView advertClosedClosed

ESRC funded PhD Studentships: Open Competition

The competition for pathway-specific ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentships commencing in October 2024 is now closed. The competition for entry in October 2025 will open early in the new academic year. Please follow this link for details: Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP PhD studentship competition


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences  

Research project titleSupervisor Full detailsDeadlineSubmit your application
Picometre Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics Prof Misha SumetskyView advert

01 September 2024 23.59 GMT

Apply here
Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers for CommunicationsDr Vladimir GordienkoView advert04 August 2024 23.59 GMTApply here


College of Health and Life Sciences 

Research project titleSupervisor Full detailsDeadlineSubmit your application
The social brain: investigating the neurocognitive mechanisms supporting social interactionDr Daniel ShawView advertClosedClosed

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) 

Applications for October 2024 are now closed. MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Harper Adams, Leicester and Warwick. The MIBTP has an ambitious vision to deliver innovative, world class research across the life sciences to boost the growing bioeconomy in the Midlands and across the UK.