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Faculty of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2017/18
Undergraduate: not available
Postgraduate taught: not available
Postgraduate research: available
4 scholarships available
Application deadline: 1 August 2017

About the scholarship

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS) is offering up to four PhD scholarships to cover the cost of Home/EU tuition fees (currently £4,195) for three years.

The scholarship will be available for students wishing to begin in either September 2017 or January/February 2018.

Funding for each year will be subject to satisfactory progression.

Eligibility criteria

UK, EU and international students proposing to study full-time in the Faculty of Social Sciences - International students will need to pay the balance of the international fee.

Successful candidates will have to meet the normal Faculty of Social Sciences entry criteria for PhD students including visa requirements

Successful candidates will have to demonstrate academic excellence and potential to produce a high quality thesis. This will be measured through (i) the record of previous academic success (ii) references from referees (iii) the quality of proposals

There will need to be an identifiable supervisory team able to supervise the candidate.

Applicable courses

Full-time PhDs in any of the following areas:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Peace Studies
  • International Development

Eligible countries

Students from all countries, who meet the criteria, are eligible.



Payment amount & frequency

Home/EU tuition fees (currently £4,195) for three years.

How to apply

The eligible candidates should make a standard PhD application.

In addition, on the application, candidates must indicate their interest in being considered for the scholarship and a written statement should be included explaining their suitability for the scholarship.

Selection process:

Stage 1: All applications will go through the Faculty’s standard PhD application review process. Candidates who have successfully secured a position on the PhD programme and are eligible to be considered for a Scholarship will be notified by the PhD office. 

Stage 2: The applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a selection panel appointed by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee (RKTC) and including representatives from all Divisions in the Faculty. The aim will be to select one PhD candidate for each Division (Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Peace Studies and International Development). However, in cases where applications in one area are deemed not to meet the selection criteria, scholarships may be distributed to other Divisions as judged appropriate by the selection committee.

Stage 3: The candidates are informed about the outcome by the PhD office.

Closing date: 1 August 2017.

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