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Department of Social Sciences

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

Social Sciences research at Northumbria is concerned with analysing and explaining how the lives of individuals, societies and nations are being transformed by multi-level processes of change, from the global to the local.

We are welcome proposals in the following areas:

Criminology: especially Social Harm and Policing

International Development: especially projects focussed on finding solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and the UK government's Global Challenges Agenda --Contact: Professor Stephen Taylor.

Media Studies: including new media/web-based studies; Film and Television History, theory and criticism. Contact: Dr. Steve Jones

Politics and International Relations especially international organizations, peace and conflict studies, political theory, civil societies and citizenship

Sociology, especially topics on Identities, Cultures, and Gender.

For further information see

Eligibility and How to Apply:

Please note eligibility requirement:

· Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
· Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
· Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.

For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

Funding Notes

This is an unfunded research project

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