ESRC SeNSS Masters and Doctoral Studentships at Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Location: London

Funding for: UK Students, EU Students

Funding amount: RCUK stipend (£16,553 per annum) and tuition fees 

Hours: Full time, Part time

Goldsmiths, University of London is delighted to be part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) consortium, a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. SeNSS is offering a number of fully funded ESRC doctoral studentships to start in Autumn 2018.

Studentship holders of SeNSS Studentships will receive training from leading researchers, and will be guided through their studies by experienced supervisors. Students will receive training in core research skills, as well as innovative advanced training. Training will also focus on inter-disciplinary research, enabling engagement with researchers across different disciplines.

Holders will join a network of similarly talented fellow students, who will help to provide support and encouragement. There will also be access to our 200+ existing partnerships with external organisations, drawn from – amongst others - government, the public sector, and industry. Through collaborating with these partnerships, you will be prepared for a career in either academia or practitioner networks or both, as well as being able to engage across these sectors.

Studentships are available as 3 year awards (PhD) or four year awards (Master’s and PhD), and candidates can study on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Subjects available at Goldsmiths, University of London:

Goldsmiths is able to offer ESRC SeNSS studentships in four “pathways”, as detailed below

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthopology
  • Sociology (including subjects within Media & Communications, such as Cultural Studies)

How to apply

Full details on how to apply, including specific deadlines and contact details for each of the pathways above, is available at

Academic eligibility

General: qualifications or experience equal to a first (1) or upper second (2.1) class honours degree or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience are required.

For PhD (+3) funding only: qualifications or experience equal to a Master’s degree with distinction or merit, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience are required. Any Master’s degree must be in a relevant discipline, and must have included significant research methods training.

Residential eligibility

SeNSS ESRC-funded Studentships are only available to Home or EU students. To be eligible for a full award you must either be an international student applying for a SeNSS Economics Studentship, or a Home or EU student who satisfies the criteria below:

  • You must have settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK; AND
  • You must have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to 30 September 2017, when the Studentship starts. 'Ordinarily resident' means that you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from any temporary or occasional absences; AND
  • You must not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. However, this criterion does not apply to UK or EU nationals.

Application deadlines: Please see the Goldsmiths website linked above as each pathway has a separate deadline (ranging from 8 December 2017 to 21 January 2018)

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