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Graduate School, Northumbria University- Pro:NE BAME Studentship

Contact for queries relating to this funded studentship: [email protected]

This is an open call for full time Doctoral Research Studentship applications for UK-HOME candidates from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. This opportunity is only open to students classed as home students – please see the eligibility criteria for more details.

One PhD studentship is available at Northumbria University under the Office for Students: Postgraduate Research Opportunities for the Northeast/Network for Equity (pro:NE).

Northumbria University has climbed into the top 25 for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 – the biggest rise in research power for any UK University. This studentship is an excellent opportunity to join a widely acclaimed research environment and community, sharply rising in rigour and impact.

The studentship will be awarded based on applicant excellence. The candidate’s academic and/or work profile, proposal quality and interview performance will be under purview. The studentship supports a full stipend for three and a half years at RCUK rates, plus payment of tuition fees.

The proposed research topic must fit within one (or a combination of) the research areas below, drawn from a wider portfolio of our work at the University.

  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • International Business
  • Tourism Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • Applied Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Nursing Midwifery & Health
  • Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation
  • Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing
  • Sociology and International Relations and Development
  • History
  • English Literature
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Performance and Visual Cultures
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Eligibility and How to Apply

Eligibility requirements:

  • Home BAME candidate
  • At least 2:1 at Bachelor’s (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities); and/or Master’s or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
  • Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
  • Applicants cannot apply for this funding if engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere, or if they have previously been awarded a PhD.

Candidates are encouraged to look at work being done in the University in the above areas that align with their interests.

Please also read the full funding notes (only home and full-time application related parts are applicable)

For further details including how to apply, visit: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000-1,200 words (excluding references), or that do not include the advert reference RDF22/proNE/JHA will not be considered.


Applications: Open until filled but not beyond 31st July
Interviews for shortlisted candidates: TBC

Start Date: October 2023 (earlier start can be accommodated)

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our doctoral students. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We also hold the HR Excellence in Research award for implementing the concordat supporting the career Development of Researchers.