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School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2017/2018

Type of award


Managing department

School of Social Sciences


  • Home Fees
  • £14,296 annual stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Specified use

+3 PhD

Tenable period

3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Available in the following areas;

  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Social Statistics

Funding provider

This award is internal.

School of Social Sciences

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

UK Masters degree (or equivalent) at Merit level, which must include a minimum 60% average in taught component plus 60% minimum in dissertation, with no mark below 50%.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Full on-line application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • CV
  • Name of preferred supervisor (to be included on the application form)

Application form

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit/supervisory availability and research

Selection body

School of Social Sciences

Closing date

03 Feb 2017

For receipt of ALL application documents.

Specific deadlines for each Discipline Area as follows:  (these are the same dates as for the NWDTC.  Discipline Areas will assess all applications for funding at one time, except for Economics, who do have some later deadlines of 2 April and 30 June 2017)

  • Politics - Wednesday 23 November 2016
  • Economics - Sunday 15 January 2017
  • Sociology - Monday 28 November 2016
  • Social Anthropology - Monday 28 November 2016
  • Social Statistics - Friday 20 January 2017
  • Philosophy - Friday 20 January 2017
  • Applied Social Research - Monday 28 November 2016
  • Decision date

    March/April 2017

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