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ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships

Goldsmiths, University of London - Department of Educational Studies

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 18th October 2019
Closes: 18th January 2020

Research Bursaries

September 2020

The Department of Educational Studies is offering three PhD bursaries to prospective students to start in the academic year 2020/2021. The Department has an established MPhil/PhD programme in Education, and an MPhil/PhD in Art Practice and Learning programme. Together these programmes provide opportunities for study in a wide range of topics relating to the field of education. Research proposals are encouraged in any of the areas in which the Department has expertise (see

Successful candidates in the past have worked in such areas as:

  • Art practice and learning
  • Bilingualism in education
  • Children’s literature and education
  • Curriculum policy and practice
  • Digital technologies and learning
  • Social justice and education
  • Education policy
  • Educational research ethics as situated practice

Please see current student profiles here for research topic examples.

Bursaries cover the part- or full-time UK/EU enrolment fee (regardless of whether you are a UK/EU or overseas applicant) are payable for up to a maximum of 3 years of full-time study and 6 years part-time study (subject to satisfactory progress). There are three bursaries, one of which will be accompanied by a £6000 annual stipend for full-time study (or £3000 p.a. for part-time study).

Fully-funded ESRC studentships are available via the South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). More information on Goldsmiths ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships can be found at:

How to apply

Applicants should have excellent qualifications at both Undergraduate and Masters levels in Education or a closely related area of Art and the Social Sciences.

All prospective students need first to apply to the Department for a place on the MPhil/PhD in Education by 23.59 on Monday 20th January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on Wednesday 29th January 2020. Candidates shortlisted for a SeNNS scholarship after the interview will be invited to complete a SeNSS application. The deadline for this application is 17th February 2020.

Please go to and follow the links to download application details with guidelines for writing a proposal.

For further information please contact the PhD Education department administrator: Marcus Aitken:

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