Dual-award between The University of Manchester and The University of Melbourne

The University of Manchester has existing, highly productive links with the University of Melbourne and now wish to extend this relationship to our Global Doctoral Research Network (GOLDEN) by establishing collaborative postgraduate research projects.

Up to ten fully-funded studentships are available for applications to a defined list of projects. 

What is a dual-award programme?

This dual-award programme offers candidates the opportunity to apply for a project with a strong supervisory team both in Manchester and Melbourne. A dual award is a PhD programme which leads to a jointly awarded PhD recognised with a testamur from each University. PhD candidates will be enrolled at both Manchester and Melbourne and must complete all of the requirements of the PhD programme in both the home and partner university.

PhD candidates in this call will begin their PhD in Manchester and will then spend at least 12 months in Melbourne. The amount of time spent at Manchester and Melbourne will be dependent upon the project and candidates will work with their supervisory team in the first year to set out the structure of the project.

PhD candidates on a dual-award programme can experience research at two quality institutions and applying for a dual-award programme will support you to develop a global perspective and open the door to new job opportunities. Boost your intercultural skills and experience the opportunities studying in Melbourne and Manchester by applying to one of our available projects.  


The University of Manchester has ten studentships available.

Funding for the programme will include tuition fees at both institutions, an annual stipend at the minimum Research Councils UK rate (around £15,000 for 2019/20), a research training grant and student travel to Melbourne.

How to apply for a Melbourne studentship

This dual award programme is now closed for new applications to Manchester.