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School of Social Sciences - Economics Discipline Area Studentships - 2019

Type of award


Managing department



  • Home Fees or overseas fees
  • £17,777 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can apply for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Specified use

2+2 programme

Tenable period

3 or 4 years full-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

4 approximately.

Funding provider

School of Social Sciences - Economics

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:

  • Economics

Academic requirements

Please see the programme information for academic entry requirements .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Full on-line application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificate and transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Name of preferred supervisor (include this information on the application form).
  • GRE score (international (non UK/EU) applicants only and only if NOT studied in the UK previously)

Application form

Selection criteria

Normally, distinction or 1st class, in exceptional cases, high-merit will be considered.

Selection body

Economics Department

Closing date

08 Jan 2019

There are three rounds of admissions deadlines for candidates in Economics.  The deadlines are:

  • Round 1: 8 January 2019
  • Round 2: 5 March 2019
  • Round 3: 15 June 2019

Please be aware that decisions on applications will not be made until after each round deadline

If you wish to be considered for ESRC/NWDTC funding then you MUST have submitted your complete  programme application before the January 2019 deadline.

Decision date

May/June 2019

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