2024 PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

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The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education’s REF power ratings).

The University of Edinburgh is seeking extraordinary doctoral candidates to take up PhD scholarship opportunities available across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our world-leading research influences policy, professional practice, business performance and the wellbeing of communities and cultures.

Join our 1,000 academics and students involved in research across our 12 Schools and become part of our extraordinarily rich and vibrant postgraduate research community.

Our PhDs are designed to help you achieve your potential and will challenge you personally and intellectually, while allowing you to make a substantial contribution to your field of study, working alongside world-renowned experts.

We have an exceptional range of discipline specific awards on offer across our 12 Schools.

Information on the School-specific scholarships will be updated throughout December and January.

For further information, please contact our Postgraduate Office at pgawards@ed.ac.uk

Apply now to join us in 2024

Why study with the University of Edinburgh?

  • The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power, with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.*
  • The University of Edinburgh was named 3rd most sustainable university in the UK.**
  • One of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked 22nd in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
  • The University of Edinburgh is located in the very heart of Scotland’s capital – a capital consistently considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
  • A total of 24 Nobel laureates are associated with the University of Edinburgh. These include winners of Prizes in Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
  • We’re ranked 22nd in the world’s most international universities. Students from two-thirds of the world’s countries study here.***

* Times Higher Education’s REF power ratings 2021

** QS World Sustainability Rankings: Sustainability 2024

*** Times Higher Education most international universities in the world 2023

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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