Fees and Funding
Information on tuition fees:
UCL Tuition Fees
Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees.
UCL scholarships available to STS applicants
UCL Graduate Research Scholarships and
UCL Overseas Research Scholarships
The UCL Graduate School offers some scholarships each year.
All applicants for research degrees (MPhil/PhD), including overseas students, are eligible for these awards. Further details are available via the UCL Graduate School page.
Please note that in order to apply for UCL Graduate/Overseas Research Scholarships, candidates must have already been accepted for MPhil/PhD.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12:00 13 JANUARY 2021
UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to support BME postgraduate research degree students
you must be a UK-permanent resident from one of the following BME ethnic groups:
- Black (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British)
- Pakistani (Pakistani or Pakistani British, or Pakistani Mixed or Pakistani Mixed British)
- Bangladeshi (Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi British, or Bangladeshi Mixed or Bangladeshi Mixed British)
Futher information and link to apply can be found here
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12:00 13th JANUARY 2021
External scholarships for STS applicants:
London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP)
The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership funds up to 80 research studentships per year across all subject areas covered by LAHP.
Applications for funding should be made directly to LAHP, and will open in November 2020.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO FUNDER: JANUARY 2021 23:59 Date to be confirmed
UK students with excellent academic records in history of science or philosophy of science are encouraged to apply. Please note that in order to be eligible for this funding you must have established your supervisor before applying to LAHP for funding. We strongly recommend that interested individuals contact potential supervisors by late November, and you will need to have submitted a standard UCL PhD admissions application complete with references, by the STS January deadline. However you are advised to submit a complete application earlier if possible.
More information can be found on the London Arts and Humanities Partnership website.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The department has ‘+3’ and '1+3' recognition from the ESRC in the category of Science and Technology Studies. Studentships are available to UK and EU applicants intending to pursue a PhD and who have already received a foundation in research training (+3), or who wish to pursue a PhD after completing an ESRC-recognised MSc (including those within the department) (1+3). Applicants with such qualifications who are interested in the areas of public understanding of science, science policy research, social history of science, or the sociology of science and technology are encouraged to discuss the possibility of applying for an ESRC grant with the departmental graduate tutor at the time of their application. See the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme website for further details. You can also visit the main ESRC Website to find out more about the council itself.
DEADLINE FOR PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS 11th JANUARY 2021 (Applications open October 2020).
British Society for the Philosophy of Science
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science offers scholarships for doctoral work in the philosophy of science at a UK university.
Scholarships are only available to students applying to degree programmes in philosophy or in philosophy of science.
Further details are available from the BSPS website.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: TBC (APPLICATIONS OPEN SPRING 2021)
The Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust promotes research in the history of
medicine, and provides studentships at both the MSc and PhD levels.
Overseas as well as UK students are eligible. Further details are
available from the Wellcome Trust website.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE FUNDER: 17:00 2nd MARCH 2021
The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh
Postgraduate Research Studentship in the History and/or Philosophy of Genetics or Molecular Biology
Applications welcome from graduates of any nationality, must have been awarded their first undergraduate degree on January 2008 or later and should hold, or be expected to obtain, an academic qualification equivalent to a First Class Honours or Upper Second Class degree from a British University. Applicants must apply for a PhD position within UCL before submitted an application to the Darwin Trust.
Preference will be given to candidates who propose moving to a different University to that from which they have graduated.
Email for an application form: Darwin.Trust@ed.ac.uk
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS APRIL 2021
For overseas students only