School of Social Sciences - James Lincoln PhD Studentship - 2021 - TO BE CONFIRMED

Type of award


Principal investigator

Dr Sophie Woodward, Postgraduate Research Director, School of Social Sciences.

Managing department

School of Social Sciences


  • Tuition fees for duration of programme
  • Maintenance stipend (currently £15,009 per year)

Specified use

The studentship is open to students who have had a period away from University and are returning to study, or within the discipline area of economics. This studentship is part of an ongoing commitment to widening participation within the School of Social Sciences, and an awareness of the need to increase opportunities for PhD students from non-traditional backgrounds. We particularly encourage applicants who have had a period away from University education (whether this is before or after undergraduate study). For students who are returning to study, the studentship is open to applications within all of the 8 disciplines within the School of Social Sciences.

Tenable period

3 years full-time or 4 years full-time (for Economics only)

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 (minimum merit, with a minimum overall average of 65%, including 65% in dissertation and no mark below 55%) in a social science subject.)

Nationality restrictions

Application procedure

Applicants must first submit an on-line programme application by 8 January 2021

Application form

Selection criteria

Academic merit and fitting with criteria as detailed earlier

Selection body

School of Social Sciences

Closing date

08 Jan 2021

To be confirmed

Decision date

April/May 2021

Additional information

This studentship is inspired by the life and legacy of Dr James Lincoln, a Lecturer in Economics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, who passed away earlier this year. Dr Lincoln carried out research in the area of econometrics; after graduating from his undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester in 1995, he went to work in the corporate world and returned to study a MSC and PhD in Economics and Econometrics, before becoming a Lecturer.

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