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Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities – Bath Spa University

Thinking of doing a PhD or other research degree? Find out about opportunities to undertake funded postgraduate research below.

Postgraduate research funding opportunities

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 in November 2023 and close in January 2024. 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.


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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