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PhD Studentship in Socio-Legal Studies: ESRC SeNSS Studentship in Socio-legal Studies

University of Reading - School of Law

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Reading
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: RCUK Tuition fees plus stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 5th November 2018

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5th of November 2018

The University of Reading is a centre of excellence in a number of key areas of socio-legal research including public policy, family law, international law, legal history, and constitutional theory and home to a vibrant community of PhD students writing on socio-legal topics. Our research places special emphasis on the real-life impact that law has and can have.

We are currently inviting applications from excellent UK/EU students for a PhD funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership. 

Interested candidates can find information about our areas of research expertise through consulting the websites of our research themes: . We invite applications from candidates with research interests relevant to these fields.

The studentship is full- or part-time over 3-4 years depending on previous qualifications.

Further information about the SeNSS programme can be found here (


  • Applicants for a 3 year award should typically hold or expect to gain a minimum of a high merit (a mark of 65 or more or equivalent), in a master's programme in Law or a related discipline. If you are applying for a four year award, you need to have achieved a high 2.1 (an overall mark of 65 or more or equivalent) in your undergraduate degree.
  • Due to restrictions on the funding this studentship is open to UK/EU students.

Funding Details:   

  • Starts October 2019
  • RCUK Tuition fees plus stipend

How to apply:   

We are encouraging candidates to express an interest as early as possible in the autumn term and preferably before 5th November 2018. Candidates shortlisted by Reading will go forward to the next round of the SeNSS competition with a deadline early in 2019. 

To apply for this studentship please

  1. Contact Dr Charlotte Smith (, with details of your area of research interest.
  2. Submit an application for Law at

Further Enquiries:  

If you would like more information about the SeNSS Socio-legal pathway at Reading, please contact Dr Charlotte Smith ( ).

Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter; this will be provided separately from any Offer of Admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria. 

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