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Social Science studentships available at the University of Sussex via SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Sussex and the South-East Network for Social Science (SeNSS)

ESRC SeNSS PhD Studentship Competition 2021

Applications are invited from the following fields:

  • Business and Management
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Human Geography
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Science, Technology and Sustainability
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Sociology

Why Sussex?

Sussex hosts a vibrant community of doctoral researchers from across the social sciences, and is renowned for the quality of its innovative, creative and interdisciplinary research. As a SeNSS student at Sussex you will be based in our schools of study and research centers. With access to regular SeNSS pathway development events and seminars, and the Sussex suite of researcher development courses, you will be supported to realise your full potential as one of the next generation of talented Social Scientists.

Social Science studentships available at the University of Sussex via SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership

What is SeNSS?

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council. The SeNSS consortium is formed of 10 leading UK universities, all of which are engaged in cutting-edge social science research and training. The SeNSS consortium members are: universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Reading, Roehampton, Surrey and Sussex, as well as City, Goldsmiths and Royal Holloway from the University of London. As a SeNSS student you will have opportunities to access to training and development activities across the consortium.

What does SeNSS at Sussex have to offer?

If you are successful in attracting a SeNSS studentship competition you will:

  • Have your fees paid and receive a stipend to cover your living expenses.
  • Be eligible to apply for further financial support for training and research expenses, such as conference trips, overseas fieldwork, and learning a language or other skill integral to your research project.
  • Benefit from a vibrant research environment with lots of opportunity to develop yourself as well as your research, through specialist research seminars, reading groups, lectures by world class visiting speakers, and the Doctoral School's Researcher Development Programme.
  • Have the opportunity to undertake an internship with a highly influential non-academic policy organisation.

You can also benefit from research and practical expertise available across all the other SeNSS institutions, via existing research networks, joint or additional supervision, and access to training.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a SeNSS studentship competition you must first apply for a place on a PhD course at the University of Sussex.

Once you have made your application to Sussex and have discussed your scholarship application with your supervisor, you can apply to the ESRC SeNSS scholarship competition on the consortium website.

SeNSS studentships starting in autumn 2021 are open to UK and International students according to UKRI eligibility rules. A small number of scholarships are available for International students and further details are on our Sussex website.

Please note:

The deadline for applications to the University of Sussex is 12.00 on 18th January 2021.

The deadline for applications to the ESRC SeNSS is 12.00 on 01st February 2021.


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