ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Law 2019-20

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

Value

Subject to residential eligibility status, the award covers tuition fees, maintenance stipend (the annual maintenance stipend rate in 2018-19 is £14,777), research training support grant and opportunity to apply for additional funding towards overseas fieldwork, difficult language training, overseas institutional visits and internships. Additionally, disability allowance can be provided where appropriate.

Specified use

Tuition fees, research expenses and living allowance subject to eligibility.

Tenable period

Studentships are available on +2, +3 and 1+3 bases for 24-48 months. Part-time studentships are also available. Studentships are made for doctoral study and master's  and  doctoral study. For taught master's only funding, please see  Master's funding  website.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

A number of awards are available on a competitive basis.

Funding provider

ESRC North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

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
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Criminology
  • Law

Academic requirements

Please refer to the application guidance on the  NWSSDTP  website.

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

This award is available to existing postgraduate students.

This award is available to existing postgraduate students.

This award is available to postgraduate research students in year one, applying for funding for years two and three of a PhD.

Please refer to the application guidance on the  NWSSDTP  website.

Application procedure

Applicants must first submit a complete online application for their chosen PhD programme (to include; research proposal, two academic references, degree certificates/transcripts and CV).

Only applicants who have been offered a place on the programme will be considered for the Award.

Candidates should see the application guidance on the  NWSSDTP  website.

Applicants will need to submit the ESRC NWSSDTP application form, Equal Opportunities form (from ESRC website), as well as their research proposal, degree certificates and academic transcripts and references by email to  law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk  by 5pm GMT, Monday 7th January 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documents:

  • ESRC NWSSDTP application form
  • ESRC Equal Opportunities form
  • Research proposal
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree certificates and transcripts
  • Two references (please note that only one of these can be a potential supervisor).

Selection criteria

Please see the  NWSSDTP  website.

Selection body

The School of Law and the NWSSDTP studentship committee.

Closing date

ESRC NWSSDTP applications must be received by the School of Law by 5pm on Monday 7th January 2019.

PhD programme applications must be submitted online before your funding application. It is advisable to apply four weeks in advance of the Award deadline.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants no later than the end of April 2019. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide individual feedback.

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