School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP/ESRC) - Studentships - 2020

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

Value

Standard Studentship

  • Home fees
  • £15,009 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

AQM (Advanced Quantitative Methods) - Economics and Social Statistics Programmes ONLY

  • Home fees
  • £18,009 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Specified use

PhD or 1+3

Tenable period

  • 3 or 4 years full-time, depending on programme.
  • 6 or 8 years part-time, depending on programme.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Open Competition

Funding provider

North West Doctoral Training Centre

Level(s) of study

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

  • Postgraduate taught
  • 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:

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

+3 (PhD) 

  • Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject, and
  • Normally a Masters degree at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant cognate subject, preferably one with a substantial research methods component.

1+3 (Masters followed by PhD)

  • UK Bachelors degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1

PhD Economics (4 or 5 year)

  •  Full academic entry requirements can be found here .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Please check whether you are entitled to a full or fees only award via the NWDTC guidelines .

Application procedure

Full on-line programme application which must include;

  • Research proposal - click here for guidelines.
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • GRE score (Economics only)

Application form

Selection criteria

Academic merit/research

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and NWDTC

Closing date

02 Dec 2019

If you wish to be considered for NWSSDTP funding, you first must submit a complete on-line programme application by;

POLITICS - 2 DECEMBER 2019

ECONOMICS - MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2020

SOCIOLOGY - 2 DECEMBER 2019

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY - 2 DECEMBER 2019

SOCIAL STATISTICS - 2 DECEMBER 2019

APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH - 2 DECEMBER 2019

CRIMINOLOGY - 2 DECEMBER 2019

LAW - 2 DECEMBER 2019

Late applications may not be considered.

NWSSDTP application forms must be emailed back to Vicky.Barnes@manchester.ac.uk by  Monday 27 January 2020

Decision date

March/April 2020

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