PhD Studentships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2018-19

University of Essex

The University of Essex invites applications for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded doctoral students as its partnerships with the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.chase.ac.uk/) and the SeNSS ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (http://senss-dtp.ac.uk/).

At least 110 funded studentships will be awarded across the two consortia, 75 in the Arts and Humanities and 35 in the Social Sciences. Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply across the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Social and Economic Research
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology

Studentships are available to UK and EU residents. Awards to UK residents consist of a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per year) and full university fees. Award to EU students are for full university fees only. All scholarships include a generous training allowance and access to a range of professional development activities. In addition, SeNSS awards are available for combines Masters and PhD funding.

Why Essex

The University of Essex is a leading University committed to excellence in both research and education. It has world class research strengths in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as measured by the government’s Research Excellence Framework 2014. In 2017, Essex received the highest award of Gold in the new Teaching Excellence Framework.

The University gives postgraduate research students a transformative education within an exceptional research environment, and we welcome all applications to join our inclusive and diverse community.

How to Apply

We strongly encourage you to contact the School or Department you wish to apply to at the earliest opportunity in order to discuss your research proposal and potential supervision arrangements.

For studentships in the Arts and Humanities, the deadline for applications is Wednesday 10 January 2018. For more information and for details of how to apply, visit: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/dtc/chase/apply.aspx.

For studentships in the Social Sciences, the deadline for applications is 21 January 2018. For more information and for details of how to apply, visit: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/dtc/senss/how_to_apply.aspx

Studentships are available to UK and EU residents. Awards to UK residents consist of a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per year) and full university fees. Award to EU students are for full university fees only. All scholarships include a generous training allowance and access to a range of professional development activities. In addition, SeNSS awards are available for combines Masters and PhD funding.