PhD Scholarships available for 2017/18 entry

WRDTCThe Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to announce it has funding for at least 23 PhD scholarships for 2017/18 entry.

These include Doctoral Academy scholarships, with further scholarships likely to be available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership competition.

As home to some of the UK's leading researchers, the Faculty is renowned for its high-quality and high-impact research.

We work collaboratively with a range of partners in academia and industry, and carry out world class research that makes a difference. We are seeking ambitious, talented graduates or postgraduates to join us on our PhD scholarships. Applicants should aspire to contribute to world-leading research and to make a difference in the world.

We offer an outstanding academic environment for PhD students. We provide an interdisciplinary research experience and advanced training to all our PhD students, regardless of scholarship funding source. There are extensive training opportunities within the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, which is led by University of Sheffield.

There are also opportunities for three month internships with public, private and voluntary organisations which enable students to apply their research skills to a more practical environment. Previous students have benefited from internships at organisations such as the Department of Work and Pensions and Oxfam.

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative PhD applications in the following broad areas:

  • Cities, Environment and Liveability
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Education Childhood and Youth
  • Data, Communication and New Technologies
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities
  • Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy

We will also consider PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Education Childhood and Youth
  • Data, Communication and New Technologies
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities

Scholarships cover tuition fees, an annual stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to UK Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant. All scholarships are available as a +3 (PhD) or a 1+3 (Masters and PhD), as well as on a full or part-time basis.

Doctoral Academy scholarships are open to applicants of any nationality and in any discipline within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Most ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships are open to UK and EU applicants. There may be limited opportunities for overseas students, and all applicants should check ESRC White Rose DTP guidance before making an application.

All our scholarships can be held in any department within the Faculty. Initial enquiries should be made directly to the academic department in which you wish to study.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 5.00pm on 1 February 2017. Information on the scholarship application process can be found here.