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School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2017

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

Fund provider

This award is internal.

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
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Social Statistics
  • Politics

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

Application form

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit.

Selection body

School of Social Sciences

Closing date

18 Jan 2016


For receipt of ALL application documents.

Specific deadlines for each Discipline Area as follows: 

POLITICS - deadline Wednesday 23 November 2016

ECONOMICS - deadline to be confirmed

SOCIOLOGY - deadline to be confirmed

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY - deadline to be confirmed

SOCIAL STATISTICS - deadline to be confirmed

PHILOSOPHY - deadline to be confirmed

APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH - deadline to be confirmed

Decision date

March/April 2017

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