School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2021

Type of award


Managing department

School of Social Sciences


Tuition fees for 3 years AND

An annual maintenance stipend (£15, 285 in 2020/1, exact rate for 2021/22 subject to confirmation from UKRI).

Specified use

The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship will be awarded to one student in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester for a PhD starting in September 2021 and will cover fees and a stipend. The scholarship can be held in any of the 8 Departments within the School of Social Sciences. It is expected that the award-winner will be working in an interdisciplinary area of study focused on one of Stuart Hall's many areas of interest: cultural studies, race, ethnicity and inequalities.

Tenable period

3 years full-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available


Funding provider

School of Social Sciences

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:

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Upper Second Class Bachelor Honours UK degree and/or a Master's degree (or overseas equivalent) minimum merit, with a minimum overall average of 65%, including 65% in dissertation and no mark below 55%) in a social science subject. For course-specific requirements please visit our website .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

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

Application procedure

Applicants must first submit a complete on-line PhD application by the following dates:

1 December 2020 - Politics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Law, Criminology

8 January 2021 - Economics

11 January 2021- Philosophy

Applicants are also required to submit a separate funding form to be considered for the award (please see below).

Application form

Additional documentation

To be considered for the Stuart Hall Studentship, candidates must also submit a separate studentship application form by 1 March 2021, which can be downloaded from:  

Selection criteria

Academic merit and fit of research proposal with Stuart Hall Foundation areas of interest;

  • cultural studies
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • inequlities

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and Stuart Hall Foundation

Closing date

01 Mar 2021

1 March 2021 for submission of Stuart Hall Studentship application form after a successful PhD application.

Decision date

May 2021

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