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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Law 2019-20

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Law


A full Studentship comprises tuition fees and an annual stipend plus an annual research training support grant each year for three years.

Specified use

There are full studentships and tuition fees-only studentships available depending on the candidates' residential eligibility.

Tenable period

The studentships are tenable for three years commencing September 2019.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One full-time award or two fees-only awards (depending on eligibility) are offered for candidates commencing PhD studies in the academic session 2019-2020.

Funding provider

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:

  • Bioethics
  • Criminology
  • Law

Academic requirements

Candidates must have an Upper Second class honours degree or above and a masters degree with an overall mark of 60% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Additionally, they are expected to meet the specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

Nationality restrictions

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

Other eligibility criteria

The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC's research themes. Please see  EPSRC website for information.

Application procedure

Expression of interest in EPSRC funding and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by 29 th March 2019. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after this will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered. 

In order to ensure that you hold an offer for a place on the programme by the funding deadline, you must submit your PhD application by 22 nd February 2019. If you are not in receipt of an offer you will not be included in the competition.

Application form

Additional documentation

  1. PhD application form
  2. Degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.
  4. A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)
  5. Two academic references 

Selection body

Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Committee

Closing date

29th March 2019.

Decision date

The outcome of this competition will be announced at the end of May 2019. Individual feedback on applications will not be available.

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