School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP/ESRC) - Studentships - 2022

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

Value

Standard Studentship

  • Tuition fees up to the Home rate. This is TBC by the UKRI for 2022/23
  • An annual maintenance stipend (£15,609 in 2021/22, exact rate for 2022/23 subject to confirmation from UKRI)
  • Students can claim reimbursement of research expenses via the Research Training Support Grant

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

  • Tuition fees up to the Home rate. This is TBC by the UKRI for 2022/23
  • An annual maintenance stipend (£18,609 in 2021/22, exact rate for 2022/23 TBC)
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant

Students opting to study part- time will receive a pro rata maintenance grant of the equivalent of a full time award.

Students will receive additional disability allowance where appropriate. 

Specified use

PhD or 1+3

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 Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

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:

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • 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

PhD Economics (4 or 5 year)

  •  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 - click here  for guidelines.
  • Two academic references
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • CV
  • IELTS/TOEFL certificate (non-native English speaking applicants only)
Further Application guidence can be found here: https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply/   

Application form

Selection criteria

Academic merit/research

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and NWDTC

Closing date

01 Feb 2022

If you wish to be considered for NWSSDTP funding, you first must submit a complete on-line programme application by;

POLITICS - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

ECONOMICS - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

SOCIOLOGY - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

SOCIAL STATISTICS - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

CRIMINOLOGY - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

LAW - 1 FEBRUARY 2022

Late applications may not be considered.

NWSSDTP  application forms must be emailed to daniel.davies@manchester.ac.uk by  Monday 31 January 2022.

Decision date

April 2022

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