Postgraduate Research Scholarships in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, UK
Scholarship / Financial aid: tuition fees covered+an annual maintenance stipend of £13,590 per annum
Date: 2013 intake
Deadline: 27 June 2013
SSPSSR has a world-wide reputation for excellence and is one of the leading and largest research centres for social science in the UK. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, we were ranked joint third with 70% of our research being evaluated as either ‘World Leading’ or of ‘International excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigor.’
The School offers an unrivalled context in which to study for a PhD in the social sciences. We are a member of the South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC) which awards scholarships funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the School has been awarded European Union Erasmus Mundus funding for a Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC).
As a result of our success in the 2013 ESRC SEDTC Scholarship competition we are in a position to award additional PGR scholarships to commence in September 2013. These cover tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate together with an annual maintenance stipend of £13,590 per annum.
We have a thriving postgraduate community of over 200 students and offer a large and diverse range of professional seminars, School seminar programmes, workshops, methods and advanced research methods training, transferrable skills, study groups, and writing/career workshops (home and abroad) for our students. Present postgraduate students are conducting research into a wide range of issues including comparative social welfare; the third sector; violence; cultural criminology; new media and technology; work and employment; environmental movements; the sociology of the body; penal policy; intoxication and drug policy; social and cultural theory; suffering; youth transitions; the sociology of private space; sex, gender and sexuality; ethnicity and identity; evangelical church membership; and a wide range of other topics.
For further information about these additional scholarships please email the Postgraduate Office [email protected]
Please note that you will need to make TWO applications:
1. For a PLACE to study a postgraduate degree at the University and this can be done electronically here.
2. For a School Scholarship which involves completing this application form.
Deadline Thursday 27 June 2013
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 July 2013