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We know that postgraduate research can be expensive. To help fund your studies, there are a number of scholarships and loans available.

PhD Loans

Students in England starting a postgraduate Doctoral course from 1 August 2020 can apply for the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. If you are eligible, you can borrow up to £27,892 towards your course and living costs while studying.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. You should apply as soon as possible to make sure your money is ready for the start of your course.

Health Sciences PhD Studentship

The Faculty of Science has an outstanding commitment to research as indicated by its rich and vibrant postgraduate research environment and vast recent investments in the new state-of-Art facilities within the School of Health Sciences.

In collaboration with the Football Association (FA), governing body of football in England, the School of Health Sciences is offering a PhD Studentship in ‘Walking football as a health intervention for older adults’. Due to the rise in health-related issues within the UK population, the national health services face major challenges in terms of both budget and staffing.  Recent research has found that the potential health benefits of football are multifaceted and could potentially help counteract some of the before mentioned health issues. Applications are invited from potential applicants to pursue PhD research in this very exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Please see our PhD Studentship: Walking football as a health intervention for older adults for more information.

How to apply

Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships (Three-Year, Full-Time mode only)

Applications are invited from outstanding applicants of a high calibre to pursue PhD research at Liverpool Hope University in selected areas. We are seeking confident, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and inter-disciplinary projects. This call is open to both UK and international applicants.

As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence, the University is pleased to offer a number of Scholarships for doctoral research areas across the University.

This award would cover full tuition fees and a monthly maintenance grant each year (paid in monthly instalments) for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress and periodical review as deemed suitable by the University).

For further details please visit the Vice-Chancellors Scholarship page 

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