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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Studentship Competition

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

We are pleased to announce that the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Studentship Competition is now open for an October 2019 start.

These studentships are available for high quality Home/EU or international candidates. Our offer includes:

  • Tuition fees waiver (Home / EU or International)
  • Maintenance (stipend) at current Research Council rates for a full-time PhD
  • Invitation to teach and/or demonstrate

In addition to the studentship support, all Postgraduate Research (PGR) students in FASS have access to:

  • Professional development and skills support through the Doctoral College's Researcher Development Programme
  • At least £500.00 per year for research expenses
  • Invitation to enrol on our PG Cert in Higher Education
  • Access to research seminars with visiting speakers and training appropriate to the discipline

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal or your supporting statement, in the case of Economics. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high calibre candidates will be successful.

Candidates who apply to our Research Council Doctoral Partnership schemes (TECHNE and SeNSS) are automatically considered for our internal studentships as well (there is no need to apply twice).

For more information, how to apply and for a full list of courses this studentship is available for please visit our webpages.


Funding Notes

To be eligible for this studentship you must provide evidence of: Professional experience that is relevant to your application Evidence of suitable academic history Meet the minimum entry requirements for your intended course of study.

In the first instance, we recommend you contact a potential supervisor to discuss your PhD proposal in your subject’s school. If you have any general questions concerning our studentship schemes, please email:

Your application for a postgraduate research course and your studentship application must be submitted by the dates listed on our website, please check the links above for more information.

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