Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

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International

View the Postgraduate Scholarships available for International students as well as other sources of funding.

Structural Funding

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) provides opportunities for funded PhD and Research Masters study in collaboration with an active business or company partner. It is supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government and involves all universities in Wales, led by Bangor University.

Scholarship vacancies can be found here.

External

New Welsh Government Bursaries for Welsh Postgraduates

The aim of the Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme is to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in, or return to Wales, to study a postgraduate master’s degree. 

These Master’s bursaries will continue to be available for the 2021/22 academic year:
•    A £2,000 STEMM Bursary for graduates of all ages studying a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, often referred to as ‘STEMM’ subjects.
•    A £1,000 Welsh Medium Bursary to study through the medium of Welsh. The bursary aims to support the continued development of the Welsh-speaking workforce and help achieve the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.
Bursaries are available to full and part time students with part students will receive their bursaries in equal instalments each year of their course.

These Bursaries are not available to Post Graduate students who receive funding from 
•    a healthcare or social work bursary 
•    National Health Service (NHS)
•     Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
•     Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
•     The Care Council Wales
•     any allowance, bursary or award made under the KESS 2 Scheme.

Or for :
•    Postgraduate Doctoral degrees;
•    Master’s degrees that are undertaken as an integral part of a Postgraduate Doctoral degree;
•    Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip);
•    Postgraduate courses that are funded by undergraduate student finance, such as Initial Teacher Education (ITE), or Integrated Master’s.
 

Application


NO Application required:  All students who are eligible for these bursaries will be contacted directly by the University after registration in the new academic year, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases.

For further information contact the Money Support Unit : moneysupport@bangor.ac.uk

New Bursary for Postgraduates over the age of 60

The Welsh Government is funding a new bursary for postgraduate students aged 60+.
•    A £4,000 bursary for people over the age of 60. The grant aims to provide additional support for students over 60, who are currently unable to access the same financial support as younger students due to HM Treasury restrictions.
Bursaries are available to full and part time students with part students will receive their bursaries in equal instalments each year of their course.

These Bursaries are not available to Post Graduate students who receive funding from 
•    a healthcare or social work bursary 
•    National Health Service (NHS)
•     Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
•     Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
•     The Care Council Wales
•     any allowance, bursary or award made under the KESS 2 Scheme.
Or for :
•    Postgraduate Doctoral degrees;
•    Master’s degrees that are undertaken as an integral part of a Postgraduate Doctoral degree;
•    Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip);
•    Postgraduate courses that are funded by undergraduate student finance, such as Initial Teacher Education (ITE), or Integrated Master’s.

Application 
NO Application required:  All students who are eligible for these bursaries will be contacted directly by the University after registration in the new academic year, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases.
For further information contact the Money Support Unit : moneysupport@bangor.ac.uk

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

Further information

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. To assist our students, Bangor University has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all Bangor students and staff to use! Login Now!

If you are a prospective student who has applied to Bangor University, please email to get an access PIN.

FindaMasters.com Scholarship

Masters scholarship on offer from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

PhD scholarship on offer from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Register now.

Other Scholarships and Endowments

Loans

PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk

  • PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk is a website that brings together all the different types of funding for intending postgraduates in one place, so you can view funding from general sources alongside university opportunities and funding.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply.

 

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Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Sciences

 

 

The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Priority Subject Incentive Scheme is a legal scheme made by the Welsh Ministers. The scheme makes provision for eligible students who undertake a postgraduate ITE programme in specified subjects (priority subjects) to access this incentive. Under this scheme an incentive grant of £15,000 is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for an ITE priority subject grant, a person must hold a degree qualification of 2.2 or higher and be studying wholly or mainly in one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
  • Physics
  • Welsh

For full details: https://gov.wales/initial-teacher-education-ite-priority-subject-incentive-guidance-students-2022-2023-html

 

The Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is an incentive paid to eligible persons who complete an accredited secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales that enables them to teach through the medium of Welsh or teach Welsh as a subject.

A total of £5000 for eligible student teachers paid in two instalments:

i. £2,500 for eligible persons on completion of an eligible secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales leading to QTS;

ii. £2,500 for eligible persons on successful completion of induction at a maintained Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school or teaching Welsh in any maintained secondary setting in Wales.

For full details: https://gov.wales/iaith-athrawon-yfory-incentive-scheme-guidance-students-html

 

 

Health

 

 

 

 

 

History, Law and Social Sciences

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School Funded) -School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, UK
Closing date: 4 July 2022
Dr Ken Valyear

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship is funded by the School and covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about mapping the brain changes that follow injury to the nerves of the hand and their functional significance PhD

Fully funded 3 year PhD studentship (School-funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University
Closing date: July 4th 2022
Dr Ayelet Sapir

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between August 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about the 3D Perception in Aging.

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University
Closing date: 4th July 2022

Applications are invited for a three-year, full time PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for the Postgraduate Researcher (PGR); a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) and a research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

Project: A large proportion of the general population does not meet physical activity and exercise recommendations that help to maintain good health. Like exercise, exposure to environmental stressors, including cold, heat, hypoxia, and sunlight, causes a cascade of physiological responses e.g., increased nervous system activity, heart rate and respiratory work, and blood vessel changes. Regular passive exposure to environmental stress may therefore be an alternative strategy to maintain good health in people unable or less motivated to complete exercise. The effects of regular intermittent exposure to environmental stressors on cerebrovascular function has received limited investigation. Strategies that better maintain cerebrovascular function (i.e., cerebral blood flow, cerebrovascular reactivity, cerebral autoregulation, neurovascular coupling, and cognitive function) throughout people’s lives are sorely needed and have the potential to greatly benefit individuals and society. The aim of this PhD is to examine how environmental stressors may be harnessed for the benefit of cerebrovascular function and health.

As a PGR you will join the Institute for Applied Human Physiology, and you will receive training in research and laboratory skills that include advanced ultrasound imaging techniques, classical physiology and biochemical techniques to monitor cerebrovascular, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, and thermoregulatory responses.

Supervision: Dr Sam Oliver and Dr Jonathan Moore. Please email informal enquiries to s.j.oliver@bangor.ac.uk

Requirements

Essential:
• First or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
• Experience of conducting relevant research projects.
• Excellent personal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently with support from a supervisor.

Desirable:
• An M-level qualification in a relevant discipline.
• Experience of performing thermoregulatory, ultrasound, non-invasive blood pressure measurements and/or technical computing e.g., LabChart.

Residency requirements: This studentship is primarily aimed at UK students. However, students from outside of the UK should contact Dr Sam Oliver to discuss the conditions for the funding of international students.

How to apply: All application must be received through our online application system: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/

Applications must contain:
• A covering letter: Include your motivation for applying for this studentship, aspirations beyond conducting a PhD, and how your qualifications, experience and research interests make you a suitable candidate for this studentship. Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
• References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include the references with their application.
• A 500-word research proposal aligned to this advertised PhD studentship that includes a background, hypothesis, and the approach to collecting and analysing data.

The closing date for formal applications is 4th July and short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School Funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, UK

Closing date: 4 July 2022

Dr Germano Gallicchio

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship is funded by the School and covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about the Psychophysiology of Human Performance and Learning studentship.

School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, Wales, UK

Supervisor: Dr Richard J. Binney

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship funded by the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

Project: The project will be supervised by Dr. Richard Binney. It will be broadly aimed at elucidating human semantic cognition, which is a set of processes that bring meaning to our verbal and non-verbal experiences and allow us to use this knowledge to drive context-appropriate behaviour.  It will involve the acquisition and the analysis of behavioural (e.g., task performance), self-report (e.g., stimulus ratings), and/or neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG) data. The precise research topic is yet to be determined and will reflect the interests and specific qualifications of the candidate. However, the supervisor is particularly interested to read proposals that concern (i) the organisation and neural correlates of social knowledge, (ii) abstract conceptual knowledge, and/or (iii) the relationship between semantic and social cognition. Applicants are invited to read Dr. Binney’s most recent publications on these topics, in order to establish common interests.

Person specification:

Essential requirements:

  • A strong undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in cognitive (neuro-) science, psychology, computer science, or cognate disciplines.

Desirable qualities:

  • A masters-level degree in a relevant subject area. Studying for this degree can be in-progress at the time of application.
  • Research experience in experimental psychology, psycholinguistics and/or a cognate subject
  • Experience with neuroimaging methods
  • Coding skills (in languages such as Python, MATLAB, or R)

Residency requirements: This studentship covers in full the tuition fees for British citizens and other nationals who do not require a visa (e.g., Europeans with settled status). International candidates are very welcome to apply; however, they need to contact Dr Binney to discuss the issue of fees.

Further information: Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Binney, email: r.binney@bangor.ac.uk.

How to apply: All applications must be received by 4 July 2022 through our online application system: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/

Applications must contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae. This should be no longer than two pages.
  • Cover letter. Include your motivation for applying for this studentship, aspirations beyond conducting a PhD, how you fit the essential and desirable criteria, and any reasons that you feel you are particularly suited to undertaking this project.
  • Reference letters. Include two letters from academic staff to be submitted in support for this specific application. Candidates for this position must approach referees themselves and include the letters with their application.
  • Research Proposal: 2 pages (the reference list is excluded from the page count) briefly describing one or two experiments to be conducted during the PhD, including a clear description of the research questions, hypotheses, and the approach to collecting and analysing data. The proposal is not binding: the candidate will be able to make adjustments during the PhD.

More Information about The Organisation and Brain Basis of Semantic Knowledge (Behavioural/Ratings Studies and Neuroimaging) .

 

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

 

 

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School Funded) -School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, UK
Closing date: 4 July 2022

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship is funded by the School and covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about mapping the brain changes that follow injury to the nerves of the hand and their functional significance PhD

Fully funded 3 year PhD studentship (School-funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University
Closing date: July 4th 2022
Dr Ayelet Sapir

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between August 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about the 3D Perception in Aging.

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University
Closing date: 4th July 2022

Applications are invited for a three-year, full time PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for the Postgraduate Researcher (PGR); a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) and a research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

Project: A large proportion of the general population does not meet physical activity and exercise recommendations that help to maintain good health. Like exercise, exposure to environmental stressors, including cold, heat, hypoxia, and sunlight, causes a cascade of physiological responses e.g., increased nervous system activity, heart rate and respiratory work, and blood vessel changes. Regular passive exposure to environmental stress may therefore be an alternative strategy to maintain good health in people unable or less motivated to complete exercise. The effects of regular intermittent exposure to environmental stressors on cerebrovascular function has received limited investigation. Strategies that better maintain cerebrovascular function (i.e., cerebral blood flow, cerebrovascular reactivity, cerebral autoregulation, neurovascular coupling, and cognitive function) throughout people’s lives are sorely needed and have the potential to greatly benefit individuals and society. The aim of this PhD is to examine how environmental stressors may be harnessed for the benefit of cerebrovascular function and health.

As a PGR you will join the Institute for Applied Human Physiology, and you will receive training in research and laboratory skills that include advanced ultrasound imaging techniques, classical physiology and biochemical techniques to monitor cerebrovascular, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, and thermoregulatory responses.

Supervision: Dr Sam Oliver and Dr Jonathan Moore. Please email informal enquiries to s.j.oliver@bangor.ac.uk

Requirements

Essential:
• First or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
• Experience of conducting relevant research projects.
• Excellent personal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently with support from a supervisor.

Desirable:
• An M-level qualification in a relevant discipline.
• Experience of performing thermoregulatory, ultrasound, non-invasive blood pressure measurements and/or technical computing e.g., LabChart.

Residency requirements: This studentship is primarily aimed at UK students. However, students from outside of the UK should contact Dr Sam Oliver to discuss the conditions for the funding of international students.

How to apply: All application must be received through our online application system: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/

Applications must contain:
• A covering letter: Include your motivation for applying for this studentship, aspirations beyond conducting a PhD, and how your qualifications, experience and research interests make you a suitable candidate for this studentship. Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
• References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include the references with their application.
• A 500-word research proposal aligned to this advertised PhD studentship that includes a background, hypothesis, and the approach to collecting and analysing data.

The closing date for formal applications is 4th July and short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (School Funded) - School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, UK

Closing date: 4 July 2022

Dr Germano Gallicchio

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship is funded by the School and covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

More information about the Psychophysiology of Human Performance and Learning studentship.

School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, Wales, UK

Supervisor: Dr Richard J. Binney

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship funded by the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £16,062 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance of up to £750. The studentship can commence any time between October 2022 and January 2023, but with a preferred start date of October 1st.

Project: The project will be supervised by Dr. Richard Binney. It will be broadly aimed at elucidating human semantic cognition, which is a set of processes that bring meaning to our verbal and non-verbal experiences and allow us to use this knowledge to drive context-appropriate behaviour.  It will involve the acquisition and the analysis of behavioural (e.g., task performance), self-report (e.g., stimulus ratings), and/or neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG) data. The precise research topic is yet to be determined and will reflect the interests and specific qualifications of the candidate. However, the supervisor is particularly interested to read proposals that concern (i) the organisation and neural correlates of social knowledge, (ii) abstract conceptual knowledge, and/or (iii) the relationship between semantic and social cognition. Applicants are invited to read Dr. Binney’s most recent publications on these topics, in order to establish common interests.

Person specification:

Essential requirements:

  • A strong undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in cognitive (neuro-) science, psychology, computer science, or cognate disciplines.

Desirable qualities:

  • A masters-level degree in a relevant subject area. Studying for this degree can be in-progress at the time of application.
  • Research experience in experimental psychology, psycholinguistics and/or a cognate subject
  • Experience with neuroimaging methods
  • Coding skills (in languages such as Python, MATLAB, or R)

Residency requirements: This studentship covers in full the tuition fees for British citizens and other nationals who do not require a visa (e.g., Europeans with settled status). International candidates are very welcome to apply; however, they need to contact Dr Binney to discuss the issue of fees.

Further information: Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Binney, email: r.binney@bangor.ac.uk.

How to apply: All applications must be received by 4 July 2022 through our online application system: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/

Applications must contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae. This should be no longer than two pages.
  • Cover letter. Include your motivation for applying for this studentship, aspirations beyond conducting a PhD, how you fit the essential and desirable criteria, and any reasons that you feel you are particularly suited to undertaking this project.
  • Reference letters. Include two letters from academic staff to be submitted in support for this specific application. Candidates for this position must approach referees themselves and include the letters with their application.
  • Research Proposal: 2 pages (the reference list is excluded from the page count) briefly describing one or two experiments to be conducted during the PhD, including a clear description of the research questions, hypotheses, and the approach to collecting and analysing data. The proposal is not binding: the candidate will be able to make adjustments during the PhD.

More Information about The Organisation and Brain Basis of Semantic Knowledge (Behavioural/Ratings Studies and Neuroimaging) .

 

Welsh and Celtic Studies

 

 

Learn Welsh North West, School of Arts, Culture and Language

Title: Factors influencing the success of language acquisition in the workplace

In any workplace we find examples of individuals learning Welsh very successfully and sometimes in a very short space of time.  Similarly, we have cases where individuals find the experience of learning Welsh more challenging. The aim of this research would be to identify features associated with the successful learning and use of Welsh in the workplace.  At the same time, it would look at the characteristics associated with individuals in the workplace who are not so successful in learning and / or using Welsh in the workplace.

Start date: October 2022

Duration: 3 years full time (applications from applicants wishing to receive the scholarship on a part time basis will be considered)

Location: Bangor

Funding for/Open to: UK students, EU students, International students

Funding amount: 3 year PhD scholarship (£16,062 for 2022/23) + additional funding of £500 to support fieldwork, attend conferences or contribute towards other research costs

Hours: Full time (part time hours to be no less than 50%)

Closing date for applications: 12:00 pm 6 July 2022

Ability to write and speak Welsh fluently is essential for this post.

Further information about the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol 2022 Research Scholarship (PhD)

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