College of Arts, Humanities and Business

Fee Waiver Scheme 2018/19 for PhDs in Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts, Humanities and Business is pleased to announce its third call for the PhD Fee Waiver Scheme, for PhD programmes starting in 2018/19. Bangor research in Arts and Humanities subjects spans a wide range of discipline areas, often combining cross-disciplinary research and expertise.

We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research potential in all areas covered by the research interests of our academic Schools and Research Centres. Amongst the College’s key collaborative research themes are bilingualism and translation, Celtic studies, creative practice & practice-based research, cognitive linguistics, digital economies, early and contemporary music, medieval and early modern studies, film and screen studies, media & persuasive communication, social sciences, criminology and any aspect of Welsh history, culture, politics and society. Further information about the research activities in the individual academic Schools can be found here.

As a PhD student in Bangor, you would be part of a lively and close-knit scholarly environment, where you will find plenty of opportunities for professional academic training and social events, organised by the College and by the University’s Doctoral School. Established in 1884, Bangor University benefits from its stunning geographical location between the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coast, and has excellent transport links to London (3 hours by train), the north west of England, the Midlands, and the Republic of Ireland.

What is the Fee Waiver?

Fee waivers will be granted to excellent students based on merit and promise without any obligations beyond successfully completing their PhD, thereby contributing to the College’s research environment. In 2018, the College will make a maximum of 6 awards. The fee waiver will be available for three years per student, subject to satisfactory completion of the annual PhD Review.

Fee waivers are intended for PhD degrees only and will be granted subject to a successful application to the University. The proposed project must be directly related to recognised research areas in arts and humanities within the College and must be supported explicitly by a prospective supervisor or team of supervisors. Interdisciplinary research proposals will be particularly welcome, as well as projects that are related to an existing Research Centre at Bangor University.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible, prospective students must fulfil the conditions for doctoral study at Bangor University. Applicants must have completed or be on course to completing a relevant MA or MArts with an average grade of 2:1 or Distinction. The typical start date for PhD study will be 1st October 2018. Other start dates need to be justified, will be considered on a case by case basis and can be no later than January 2019.

This PhD Fee Waiver Scheme ONLY applies to those not already in receipt of any other funding support. Students who are already registered for a PhD course at Bangor University are not eligible. The Scheme is open only to UK and EU students (where the status of EU students may be subject to change in the future). Part-time PhD students can also participate in the scheme.

How Do I Apply?

A full application for study to the University’s Postgraduate Research Programmes must be submitted using the University's Postgraduate On-Line Application Form, indicating ‘CAH Fee Waiver’ when prompted under the funding section of the on-line form, and identifying the subject area for which they are applying.

Candidates must also submit a completed Fee Waiver Application form. This must be sent to the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator. Each application for a fee waiver must be authorised and approved by the relevant Head of School.

  • You can download the Fee Waiver Application Form here
  • Details of the Fee waiver Application Process can be found here

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 June 2018