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Postgraduate Research Studentships in Social Sciences

  Faculty of Social Sciences

About the Programme

Bring your research to life at UEA.

As a Postgraduate Research student at UEA, you'll join a world-leading university that is ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). PhD students are not just researchers, but junior academics, and will be encouraged to challenge conventions and change the world for the better.

Postgraduate Research applications are now open in The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, which has an outstanding international reputation for high quality research, with strong international links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world. Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and regularly engage with governments, policy advisers and other public and private sector organisations.

The Faculty is divided into seven Schools - Economics (ECO), Education (EDU), International Development (DEV), Law (LAW), the Norwich Business School (NBS), Psychology (PSY) and Social Work (SWK) – and the Social Science Graduate School oversees an advanced programme of supervised research degrees and research training across this range of disciplines.

Our research degrees offer you the opportunity to conduct high quality and impactful research under the supervision of internationally renowned academics and to develop research and transferable skills that will support your future career in academia, industry or elsewhere.

UEA studentships

Studentships cover all tuition fees and include a tax-free maintenance grant, as well as a research training support grant. Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master's degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

Application deadline: Deadlines for application are listed on our information pages, where you will also find details of fees and funding .

A number of funded and self-funded PhD projects are offered throughout the academic year. Further projects will be advertised in due course.

Studentships are available for the following Schools; please follow the links for School specific details:


Education and Lifelong Learning

International Development


Norwich Business School

Social Work


We welcome applications from students with their own funding all year - please enquire for further information.

Visit the UEA application page for more information on how to apply. 

For further information please contact the UEA PGR Office - email:

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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