Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities – Bath Spa University

Thinking about doing a PhD? We are pleased to offer opportunites to undertake funded postgraduate research.

Opportunities and resources

Funded PhD Studentship for MyWorld – Immersive Media Narrative

Through the UKRI Strength in Places funded research project, MyWorld, we are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship via Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI). The successful applicant will have their fees paid and receive a stipend to cover living expenses (where eligible). We offer funding on a full or part-time basis.

This studentship is available for a start date of March 2022. The deadline for applications is midnight on 16 January 2022 and interviews for the role will take place on Monday 31 January, either in Bath or online, COVID-19 depending.

South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWWDTP) funding opportunities

Each academic year, the SWWDTP funds places for doctoral students across the arts and humanities. Funding consists of a full fee waiver, and a stipend paid at UKRI rates current for the respective year.

Students may choose a 'primary' institution and a 'secondary' institution for their supervision, with the 'primary' institution being their 'home'. They will have access to the resources of both institutions, and a dedicated suite of provision directly from the SWW DTP Hub itself - including events, training opportunities, placement opportunities and more.

Applications for funding open on 30 November 2021 and close on 24 January 2022. See the SWWDTP website for further information. Please check the SWWDTP website for eligibility. If you need additional assistance, you are welcome to contact the Graduate College at

Doctoral loans - UK government

As of August 2018, loans are now available from the UK government for those wishing to undertake doctoral research – further information can be found on the UK government website.

Postgraduate Master's degree loans

Those applying for study at MPhil level are eligible to apply for Postgraduate Master's degree loans.


A large online database of funding opportunities, FindAPhD is a helpful tool for those looking to fund their Postgraduate Research Degree.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a web resource for current and prospective postgraduate students (any subject, any nationality) who are looking to fund PhD, Masters and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts and foundations. is an online searchable portal, showing hundreds of funded PhD opportunities from across the UK.

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