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For September 2015 entry, the School is offering up to £75,000 in bursary funding for postgraduate study, in addition to opportunities for Research Council funding.

Possible sources of funding include:

The offer of a place to study at Newcastle is made separate from any scholarship award to cover the cost of tuition and maintenance. However, there are many opportunities for funding available and these are advertised through the University's Gradfund database. Gradfund enables you to search for all kinds of funding, from studentships to charities and corporate sponsorship - they will be the most relevant opportunities for your needs.

PhD Full Funding

Colleagues in Geography, Politics and Sociology welcome applications to the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership ( and the North East Doctoral Training Partnership ( The 2015 competitions are now closed. Details of the 2016 compeitions will be released towards the end of the year.

PhD Studentship opportunity – PhD in Path Creation and Energy Transition: A UK – China Comparison

Reference code: GPS15

Supervisors: Professor Danny MacKinnon (CURDS. Newcastle University, UK); Dr Stuart Dawley (CURDS, Newcastle University, UK); Professor Boqiang Lin (CCEER, Xiamen University, China)

Sponsor: Newcastle University – Xiamen University Strategic Partnership (NU-XMU)

Project Description: The question of how new regional economic growth paths emerge has been identified as one of the most challenging in economic geography and spatial economics. This PhD focuses on path creation in the context of energy transitions and the growth of the offshore wind sector. The research offers the potential for an innovative comparative analysis of path creation in two leading regions - Fujian and Northern England- of the world’s largest offshore wind markets. The work seeks to better understand the geographically varied nature of path creation by examining the mechanisms, multi-scalar institutional contexts and Global Production Network dynamics involved.

Closing date: 31st May 2015

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