Loughborough University Ph.D. Scholarships in UK 2021



Loughborough University is associated with 20 academic departments as well as 100 research groups, institutes, and centers. Since 1966, it has been a public research university.

The campus of this university is located in a beautiful environment with high-quality facilities. Students will have spacious classrooms, libraries, well-equipped laboratories, lecture centers, accommodations, and other facilities.

Research is at the heart of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance (IDIG). If you are interested in addressing complex, international issues and developing your professional research skills, then pursuing a PhD in IDIG could be for you.

IDIG’s academics offer research expertise and experience in numerous aspects of the study of diplomacy and international governance. They are extremely well-networked with professionals outside of academia in their respective fields. In some cases, the Institute can provide joint supervisory arrangements with colleagues from other Loughborough University London institutes and from research teams based at Loughborough University’s East Midlands campus, for example the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Institute’s aim is to create a vibrant, supportive, enthusiastic and forward-thinking research community where our academics and research students work closely together to examine solutions to real-world problems of diplomacy and international governance. The London campus facilitates easy access to decision-makers and practitioners of all kinds, as well as to the rich academic sources the capital has to offer.


  • Application deadline: April 4, 2021
  • Host University: Loughborough University
  • Department: Institute of Diplomacy and International Governance
  • Study level: PhD
  • Country of study: United Kingdom

Funding provided in the Scholarships

Benefits: Loughborough University will offer a tax-free scholarship of £ 17,285 per year plus tuition fees at a rate of £ 4,407 in the UK.


The Institute wishes to recruit an excellent PhD student in the subject area of diplomacy and/or international governance.

The successful candidate will join the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance which has a reputation for research of academic excellence and real-world interest. This is a field of study that lends itself to interdisciplinary, innovative and applied research.

The Institute are looking for candidates who wish to join them either to further their current projects which span digital diplomacy, post-Brexit and bilateral diplomacy, diplomacy for peace and security, the politics of diplomacy, and experimentalist governance; or to bring something new in these fields. The Institute would like to hear from candidates whose background – academic and/or professional – offers potential for international collaboration, and who wish to join a dynamic and diverse campus – Loughborough University London – that is research-intensive with an entrepreneurial emphasis.

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from the Loughborough Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.


The primary supervisor for this PhD project will be Institute Director, Professor Helen Drake.

If you would like to discuss this project in more detail, please contact Professor Drake via email at [email protected].

How to apply

  1. How to Apply: All enthusiastic participants are suggested to gain admission to the University’s PhD degree program. After that, the applicant must apply online.
  2. Supporting documents: Students are required to submit the following documents: pre-qualification degree, copies of academic records, certificates of English language proficiency, statement, and a copy of their passport
  3. Admission requirements: Applicants must have obtained a previous year’s certificate with excellent academic achievement.
  4. Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.