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University of Dundee – PhD Studentship Opportunities 2019/20

University of Dundee invites high-quality candidates to apply for ESRC-funded PhD studentships, through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS, the Scottish ESRC DTP).

University of Dundee is present in seven discipline pathways of SGSSS:

To get further information about the research specialisms of the disciplinary areas, please email the contacts above, and visit the School of Social Sciences website.

For further information on the SGSSS ‘Student-led’ open competition, please go to: www.sgsss.ac.uk/studentships/open-competition

Postgraduate researchers at the University of Dundee are part of a dynamic research environment. There are opportunities for training in discipline-specific, and generic and transferable, skills.

The closing date for applications to SGSSS is 11th January 2019. However, applicants are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor as soon as possible to discuss their research ideas and to begin to develop their proposal and application. To assist with this process, University of Dundee has an internal deadline of 19th December, for potential applicants to indicate their interest and make contact with potential supervisors.

Note on eligibility

SGSSS funds postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential. All applicants are expected to meet the ESRC Eligibility criteria summarized in the ESRC Funding Guide. Applicants must hold or be predicted a First or a good 2:1 undergraduate degree in the social sciences, or have relevant comparable experience. Additionally, if you are applying for a +3 award then you must also hold or be completing a Masters degree in the social sciences, which satisfies the ESRC 2015 methods training requirements.

An applicant must be a United Kingdom citizen or be a resident of another European Union country in all subject areas. European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the last three (3) years before the start of their studentship are only eligible for a fees-only award.

For full details: www.sgsss.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility

The consortium – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde

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