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School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP/ESRC) - Studentships - 2018

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

Value

Standard Studentship

  • Home fees
  • £14,553 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

AQM (Advanced Quantitative Methods) - Economics and Social Statistics Programmes ONLY

  • Home fees
  • £17,210 annual maintenance stipend (to be confirmed)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Specified use

PhD, 1+3 or 2+2

Tenable period

  • 3 or 4 years full-time, depending on programme.
  • 6 or 8 years part-time, depending on programme.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Open Competition

Funding provider

North West Doctoral Training Centre

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate taught
  • 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:

  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

+3 (PhD) 

  • Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject, and
  • Normally a Masters degree at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant cognate subject, preferably one with a substantial research methods component.

1+3 (Masters followed by PhD)

  • UK Bachelors degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1

2+2 (PhD/MRes - Economics ONLY)

  •  Full academic entry requirements can be found here .

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Please check whether you are entitled to a full or fees only award via the NWDTC guidelines .

Application procedure

Full on-line programme application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • CV

Application form

Selection criteria

Academic merit/research

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and NWDTC

Closing date

03 Feb 2018

Separate to the NWDTC deadline there are individual internal deadlines which you must adhere to if you wish to be considered for NWDTC funding. 

Deadline for receipt of ALL on-line programme application documents.

POLITICS - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017

ECONOMICS - MONDAY 8 JANUARY 2018

SOCIOLOGY - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017

SOCIAL STATISTICS - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017

APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017

If your programme application is successful and you then wish to be considered for NWDTC funding, please ensure that you submit your NWDTC form by FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018

Decision date

March/April 2018

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