School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP/ESRC) - Studentships - 2021 (CLOSED)

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

Value

Standard Studentship

  • Tuition fees up to the Home rate. This is £4,407 in 2020/21 (2021/22 rate TBC)  
  • An annual maintenance stipend (£15, 285 in 2020/1, exact rate for 2021/22 subject to confirmation from UKRI)
  • Students can claim reimbursement of research expenses via the Research Training Support Grant

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

  • Tuition fees up to the Home rate. This is £4,407 in 2020/21 (2021/22 rate TBC) 
  • An annual maintenance stipend (£18, 285 in 2020/1, exact rate for 2021/22 TBC)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from 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. 

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
  • CV
  • IELTS/TOEFL certificate (non-native English speaking applicants only)

Application form

Selection criteria

Academic merit/research

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and NWDTC

Closing date

27 Jan 2021

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

POLITICS - 1 DECEMBER 2020

ECONOMICS - 8 JANUARY 2021

SOCIOLOGY - 1 DECEMBER 2020

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY - 1 DECEMBER 2020

SOCIAL STATISTICS - 1 DECEMBER 2020

CRIMINOLOGY - 1 DECEMBER 2020

LAW - 1 DECEMBER 2020

Late applications may not be considered.

NWSSDTP  application forms must be emailed to research.soss@manchester.ac.uk  by  Monday 27 January 2021.

Decision date

April 2021

Contact details for enquiries

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