The University of Sussex offers a number of ESRC-funded studentships via the South-East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership in the 2021/22 academic session.
- You will work on a research project you have come up with and designed yourself.
- You will be guided in this work by an expert academic supervisory team.
- It can involve working with an external partner (for example, a business, charity or think tank), which might provide you with access to data, equipment or participants for a study, and/or additional funding for your studentship, and/or an additional supervisor.
Worth of Award
- Scholarships cover UK level PhD tuition fees (currently £4,407 pa) a stipend (currently £15,285 pa) plus some research and training costs.
- ESRC scholarships cover only UK level fees not International level PhD fees but a small number of full International scholarships may be available
- Applicants must hold at least a UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
- The scholarships will be awarded for a period of either three years for those with an ESRC recognised research training qualification or equivalent (+3) or four years (1+3) for those without.
SeNSS ESRC studentships are open to UK and Overseas/International students according to the UKRI student eligibility rules. Up to 30% of each cohort of students may be Overseas students.
You count as a UK student if you are :
- a UK national who has been living in the UK or EU for the three years prior to starting your course;
- an EU national with Settled Status in the UK;
- an EU national with Pre-Settled status who has been living in the UK or EU for 3 years prior to starting your course;
- a student with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK;
- an Irish National (due to a reciprocal agreement with the UK)
All other students (e.g. EU nationals moving to the UK to start their PhD) will count as Overseas students.
The 1+3 (Masters + PhD) route is available at Sussex for the following Masters programmes:
Science, Technology and Sustainability
- Energy Policy MSc
- Project Management MSc
- Science and Technology Policy MSc
- Strategic Innovation Management MSc
- Sustainable Development MSc
- Applied Social Psychology MSc
- Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health MSc
- Cognitive Neuroscience Msc
- Psychological Methods MRes
- Development Economics MSc
All other pathways
- Social Research Methods MSc
How to Apply
- The SeNSS ESRC studentship competition is now open for applications.
- If you wish to apply for an ESRC studentship you must first apply for a place on a PhD course at the University of Sussex. Once you have secured a place you will need to complete a SeNSS studentship application form.
- Please note: Students wishing complete the SeNSS application form must discuss this with their supervisor. You cannot apply for a SeNSS scholarship if your supervisor is not confirmed.
Deadline: The application closes on January 18, 2021.