PhD opportunities at IRiS

The University of Birmingham offers a number of ESRC scholarships for students commencing their studies in October 2016 to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research, with both +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) funding available. A full ESRC scholarship comprises research fees, an annual Research Council stipend (please see RCUK minimum stipend amounts) and a research support grant.

A masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the University of Birmingham ESRC DTC.  A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs.  All studentships can be offered on a full or part time basis.

Subject areas

Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in one or more of the DTC training pathways. Before applying you will need to decide which of the available training pathways is most suitable for you, by liaising with the relevant academic department contact as appropriate. The DTC training pathway and staff contact information are detailed here:

IRiS encourages interdisciplinary applications related to diversity,  migration and belonging. For further information about the application process, please contact Dr Matthew Richard Bennett. To discuss ideas and proposals, please contact Dr Nando Sigona and Professor Jenny Phillimore

A list of current research being undertaken at IRiS is available here:


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