Scholarships and Funding for PhD

Edinburgh Law School & Cameron PhD Studentships

Please note applications to this award are now closed for entry in the 2018/19 academic year. We are currently in the process of confirming scholarships for the 2019/20 academic year. The details below were for entry in the 2018/19 academic year and are for illustrative purposes only.

Edinburgh Law School offers one complete PhD studentship covering UK/EU fees and a monthly stipend for living costs (amount to be confirmed, but for guidance, in 2017-2018 this was around £830 per month).

Through a generous bequest from alumnus Ewan Cameron, is able to offer one further studentship on the same basis and in his name.

Application deadline extended to 30 April 2018


The scholarship is open to anyone who has already been offered and accepted a place for PhD study.

To be considered for a School Award, you must meet our standard minimum entry requirements. The successful candidates normally exceed these significantly, having obtained the highest classification in at least one of their degrees, and provide a very strong research proposal with a high degree of fit with supervisors and the School.

Successful applicants will be expected to firmly accept the offer at the time when the results of the application process are announced. Candidates who already have an offer of financial sponsorship from elsewhere will not eligible.

Applications are welcome across the full range of legal and law-related subjects. However, we would particularly welcome strong applications in the fields of Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Criminology (including Criminal Justice Politics and Policy; Police and Policing; Security and Surveillance); EU Law; Financial Regulation; Law, Gender and Sexuality Studies; International Private Law; Intellectual Property Law; Medical Ethics and the Law; Legal History; Legal Theory; Private Law, Public International Law; and Law and Technology.

Application Process

The application deadline for entry in session 2018-19 has been extended to 30 April 2018.

Applications are made through our EUCLID system, subsequent to submitting an application to the PhD programme.

Find out more about how to apply

Student profile - James Gacek

James Gacek - Ph D Candidate  

James Gacek is currently a doctoral candidate of Edinburgh Law School and is studying for a PhD in criminology. Prior to the commencing the PhD, he received his BA (criminology) and MA (sociology) at the University of Manitoba,Canada. 

Drawing upon the fields of criminology, geography, and carceral studies, James's project examines the practices and experiences of electronic monitoring (EM) of offenders in Scotland.

Speaking about the Ewan Cameron scholarship, James said:

"I am truly indebted to the Ewan Cameron scholarship, as my PhD would not be possible without this generous support.This support, coupled with an added peace of mind, should be what all students require as they undergo higher learning and post-secondary education. The funds provided by the scholarship have made my experiences in Edinburgh Law School more enjoyable and productive to the completion of my PhD."  

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