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PhD Programmes

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities and the quality and impact of our research is demonstrated by our excellent research rankings. Warwick is currently ranked 7th overall in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2014) (based on multi-faculty institutions). Learn more about our research


The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers three PhD programmes within a supportive environment with world-renowned academics and a friendly PhD community.

We offer the opportunity to study for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in:

PhD Enquiries

Whilst applications are made directly to Postgraduate Admissions, we recommend contacting us beforehand with your research proposal.

For all our PhD programmes, you are required to send your research proposal to a potential supervisor. This enables us to gauge if there is initial interest and/or supervisory capacity. Visit the staff profiles page to locate a potential supervisor, read the profile, and send an initial introductory email.

In addition to the above step, for general queries about our PhD programmes, you may email:
Dr Phil McCash
Director of Graduate Studies
Centre for Lifelong Learning 

ESRC Studentships

Find out how to apply for an ESRC studentship to help fund your doctoral studies.

Fees and Funding: Research

    Home/EU 2018-19
    FT - £4260
    PT - £2556

    Overseas 2018-19
    FT - £17050
    PT - £10230

    Home/EU 2019-20
    FT - £4347*
    PT - £2608*

    Overseas 2019-20
    FT - £17900
    PT - £10740

    *Home/EU PGR tuition fees for 2019-20 onwards are subject to RCUK funding rate changes and are therefore not yet confirmed. Fees are expected to increase and the inflation rate applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with RPI. Please find out more about funding on our finance pages.

    Please find information on the Graduate School for funding and Research Council scholarships.

    Professional development website for PhD students