Wales DTP ESRC PhD Studentship in Social Sciences

Cardiff University - School of Social Sciences

Start date: 1 October 2017

Duration: MSc and PhD, 4 years (1+3); PhD, 3 years (+3); or part-time equivalent

Number of studentships: 1

Project title: Wales DTP ESRC PhD studentship in Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) invites applications for a chance of securing a fully-funded PhD studentship commencing in October 2017. The School expects to make a doctoral studentship award in the areas of:

  • Criminoloy
  • Digital Economy and Society
  • Education
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy

The award is available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis for full-time study, and also as its part-time equivalent. A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years full-time, completing the MSc in Social Science Research Methods in the first year, followed by three years research funding for a PhD. A +3 studentship provides funding for the three years full-time PhD research study only. The School of Social Sciences values diversity and equality at all levels, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. All studentships are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

This studentship is ‘open’ awards therefore the School welcomes proposals in a wide range of areas, however applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is supervisory capacity within the School and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the School of Social Sciences webpages.

If you need help in identifying potential supervision, please contact Hannah Vincent at the Graduate Office.

The pathway convenor for each of the award pathways may be able to steer you.

These are:

Funding details
Full UK/EU tuition fees

Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Additional funding offered: Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of up to £750 for three years for full-time students (pro-rata for part-time study).

Eligibility criteria

Residency: UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply

Academic criteria            
ESRC studentships are highly competitive, candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training master's degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.

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