University funded bursaries


The University of Wolverhampton is planning to invest £1.2M in MPhil/PhD bursaries over the next three years. These bursaries will be invested strategically in areas of research. The University’s aim is to match the very best students with the very best projects in areas of research strength.


The bursaries will be allocated in three phases.  Phase 1 will cover:

  • Laboratory based Biomedicine
  • Computer science including computational linguistics and statistical cybermetrics
  • Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Business and Management Studies
  • History
  • Art and Design


It is anticipated that these bursaries will be advertised shortly in the THES as well as  Students and projects will be shortlisted in early August 2011 with interviews taking place later in August with the possibility of a September/October 2011 or February 2012 start.

Phase 2 will cover:

  • Nursing and healthcare research
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Education
  • Sports-Related Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
  • Area and Cultural Studies


It is anticipated that the process for recruiting students for Phase 2 will start in the new academic year and it is expected that applicants will be selected towards the end of 2011 for a start in either February 2012 or September/October 2012.

Recruitment for the final phase will commence in 2012 and will be used to allocate any bursaries that have not been filled in the previous two phases.  These bursaries will commence in September/October 2012.

In addition to the fully funded bursaries described above, there will also be a number of ‘fees only bursaries’ available that will not have a stipend or research expenses associated with them.  These bursaries will allow individuals to register for a research degree without the burden of fees and will be offered in any of the areas mentioned above.  They are likely to appeal to those in employment in areas of practice (e.g. nursing, social care, business, education or pharmacy practice).  The ‘fees only bursaries’ bursaries will allow such individuals to register for a research degree on a part-time basis.

For more information contact Louise Clewer 

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