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ESRC NINE Doctoral Training Partnership

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Ulster University is delighted to announce the launch of a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

PhD Studentships in the Social Sciences

This DTP will focus on the provision of exceptional PG social sciences training producing world-class research across the full range of social science disciplines.

For more information on the application process visit How to Apply

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 16 January 2017 (5.00 pm).

Interviews will be held late January/Early February 2017.

Apply online

An exciting collaboration

The new NINE DTP is an exciting collaboration with 7 other partner institutions.University of Newcastle, Durham University, Queen's University Belfast, University of Northumbria, University of Sunderland and Teesside University

NINE DTP builds upon the previous North East Doctoral Training Centre.

NINE provides an opportunity for you to be part of a community of academic excellence which is shaping the global future of social sciences while engaging with the challenges in our local communities.

Project Development

All prospective applicants are strongly advised to contact the relevant staff member for their chosen research area to discuss and develop a research proposal before completing their application, and should spend time preparing and developing their research questions and planned methodologies.

Law and Society
Single disciplinary pathway
Professor Cath Collins
Professor of Transitional Justice
School of Law
+44 28 9036 6604
[email protected]

Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Single disciplinary pathway
Kristian Lasslett
Director of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences
School of Crim. Politics & Social Policy
+44 28 9036 6248
[email protected]

Management, Business and Economics
Single disciplinary pathway
Professor Barry Quinn
Professor of Retail Marketing
Department of Marketing, Ent. & Strategy
+44 28 9036 8412
[email protected]

Health, Well-being and Society
Interdisciplinary pathway
Professor Brendan Bunting
Professor of Psychology
School of Psychology
+44 28 7167 5295
[email protected]

Conflict, Security and Justice
Interdisciplinary pathway
Professor Brandon Hamber
The John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace
School of Crim. Politics & Social Policy
+44 28 7167 5460
[email protected]

Entrance Requirements

All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Social sciences, or a cognate area.

Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills experience and interests.

Residence Requirements

To qualify for a full studentship, you must:

  • have settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay.
  • have been ‘ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
  • not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.
  • For full details on residency requirements visit ESRC's residency requirements .

Types of studentship available may include:

  • +3 years for students who have completed a research masters
  • 1+3 years for students who have not yet completed a masters
  • +3.5 years for students who have completed a masters but lack the required core research methods training

Studentships will comprise Tuition fees together with an annual stipend (tax-free) of £14,296 and will be awarded for the relevant period as noted above subject to satisfactory progress.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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