EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Social Sciences 2023-24

Type of award


Managing department

School of Social Sciences


The studentship comprises tuition fees at UKRI approved rate, an annual stipend at standard UKRI rate (£17,668 per annum for 2023/24) or pro rata if part-time and £1000/year research training support grant (RTSG).

Specified use

Tuition fee, stipend and research training support grant.

Tenable period

3-year, 3.5 year or 4-year full-time PhD basis

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One for the Faculty of Humanities

Funding provider

This award is internal.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

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

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

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

Academic requirements

Candidates must have an upper second-class honours degree or above and a master¿s degree with an overall mark of 60% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Candidates must possess module marks of 55% or above. Additionally, they are expected to meet specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

PGR's who have started the PhD are not eligible.

Application procedure

Candidates and supervisors should consult the EPSRC website for further details of the eligible research areas and themes.


Please include the following documents:

1.) PhD application form

2.) Degree certificates and transcripts

3.) Research proposal maximum of 1500 words excluding references. Over length proposals will not be considered.

4.) A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)

5.) Two academic references

The school PGR office will submit the nomination. Please email  pgr-soss-admissions@manchester.ac.uk once completed.

Application form

Selection criteria

Studentships are allocated on the basis of the linkage of the research proposal to the research themes and academic merit.

Selection body

Departmental Selection Panel whose ranking is then confirmed by the School and final School rankings are referred to the Faculty of Humanities for a final decision.

Closing date

24 Mar 2023

Full applications to be received by 24 March 2023

Decision date

End of May/ early June 2023

Contact details for enquiries