School of Social Sciences - North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC NWSSDTP) Studentships 2023
Type of award
School of Social Sciences
- Tuition fees up to the Home rate (£4,596 for 2023/24)
- An annual maintenance stipend (£17,668 for 2023/24)
- Students can claim reimbursement of research expenses via the Research Training Support Grant
Students opting to study part- time will receive a pro rata maintenance grant of the equivalent of a full time award.
Students will receive additional disability allowance where appropriate.
- +3 (PhD)
- +2 (Current PGRs Only)
- 1+3 (Masters + PhD)
- 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.
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:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Social Anthropology
- Social Statistics
Bachelor's (Hons) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 or above in a cognate subject, and normally a Master's 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.
+2 (24 months for Current PGRs)
You must be enrolled upon a PhD Programme at the University of Manchester, with at least 2 years remaining, and you must meet the academic requirements for +3 funding, specified above.
1+3 (Masters followed by PhD)
UK Bachelor's degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1
Full academic entry requirements can be found here
This funding is available to all nationalities.
Other eligibility criteria
Eligible applicants must complete and submit the ESRC NWSSDTP Application Form by 5pm GMT, 1 February 2023 . Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition. The completed ESRC NWSSDTP application form, together with your transcripts and references, must be submitted to the School of Social Sciences Postgraduate Admissions Co-ordinator at email@example.com.
You must also submit your online application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by 1 December 2022. This is to ensure you hold an offer of a place by the time the NWSSDTP committee make their selection. Otherwise, you will not be included in the competition.
All applicants (including +2) must submit all of the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm, 1 February 2023:
- ESRC NWSSDTP Application Form
- Research Proposal
- Degree Certificates and Transcripts
- Two Academic References
01 Feb 2023
All ESRC NWSSDTP Applications must be recieved by the school before 5pm, 1 February 2023.
In advance of this, you must submit your completed programme application by the dates specified below to ensure you hold an offer at the time of funding selection (not applicable to +2):
Politics - 1 December 2022
Economics - 1 December 2022
Sociology - 1 December 2022
Social Anthropology - 1 December 2022
Social Statistics - 1 December 2022
Criminology - 1 December 2022
Law - 1 December 2022
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact details for enquiries
- School of Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 1113