PhD Studentships 2024

Three fully funded PhD Research Studentships in Future Societies

Applications are invited by Centre for Future Societies Research for three fully funded PhD studentships at the University of Hertfordshire. These research studentships will be part of the University Alliance (UA) Doctoral Training Alliance in Future Societies. The studentships are offered on a full-time basis for three years from September 2024 (subject to satisfactory progress) and provide a bursary of a minimum of £19,162 per annum (to be confirmed), including a full tuition fee waiver for three years. Awards increase every year in line with UKRI recommendations.

Please note that the studentships are available and therefore applicable to applicants permanently resident in the UK and who qualify for home fees status only, as result of the available source of funding. The University particularly welcomes applications from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.

Available PhD project titles

Applications are welcome on any of the research project titles set out below. Please note that we will not be able to consider applications outside of these project titles. Please click on specific project titles below to see details:

Further particulars on specific projects can be obtained from the corresponding principal supervisors on the email addresses under the details above, to whom informal enquiries can also be addressed.

Applicant requirements

Applicants must have a UK good honours degree (First-Class Honours or Upper Second-Class Honours) in a relevant field or equivalent and additionally an appropriate Masters qualification would be beneficial.

How to apply

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

  • a completed application form (download the application form)
  • a cover letter explaining their interest in the proposed project title and the relevance of their background to the proposed project title
  • an up to date CV
  • two academic references
  • copies of qualification certificates and transcripts
  • a copy of passport photo page.

Please send completed applications, choosing one of the available project titles shown above, to Doctoral College at, using the following format in the email subject line: Future Societies Research Studentships.

Key dates

Closing date for applications: 20 May 2024. Interviews will start soon after the closing date.

Studentships start date: September 2024.