Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up a new PhD scholarship opportunity in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) at the University of Sussex.
The LPS Doctoral Scholarship
The LPS Doctoral Scholarship takes the form of a full (home or international) fee waiver and a stipend at UKRI levels (currently £18,622).
The LPS Doctoral Scholarship is available from September 2024 for a period of three years (or six years part time)
Applications are sought in any fields where supervision can be arranged within the School.
The School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS)
The School of Law, Politics and Sociology brings together the Sussex Law School and the Departments of Politics and Sociology. These three vibrant academic units are all committed to excellence in teaching, and they are all engaged in cutting-edge research.
The School of Law, Politics and Sociology is a vibrant research environment where faculty undertake research on a wide range of topics, as individual researchers, within domestic and international teams of researchers, and within renowned research centres, including the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research, the Sussex European Institute, Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption, Centre for Gender Studies, and the Crime Research Centre.
Cross-disciplinary areas of research expertise within the School of Law, Politics and Sociology include, among others: corruption and governance; migration, citizenship and ethnicity; European integration; gender and inequality; human rights; medicine and health; comparative public policy; and criminology.
Applicants may consult the following website for up to date information on current supervisory interests of faculty:
The selection process
There is a two-stage process for applications, with two separate application deadlines that you will have to meet.
First, in order to be eligible for an LPS Scholarship you must be accepted on the University of Sussex doctoral programme. Details of how to apply for a place to study at Sussex can be found here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/apply
The deadline for Sussex doctoral applications for those who wish to apply for this Scholarship is Friday, 15 December 2023, 12:00. Please indicate on your online application – in the ‘Finance’ field – that you wish to be considered for the LPS Doctoral Scholarship.
Second, you must also submit a separate application to an UKRI scholarship, either through or through CHASE or SEDarc The deadlines to apply for UKRI scholarships is detailed in the respective web pages.
Those applicants who are unsuccessful in their UKRI scholarship applications will then be considered for the LPS Doctoral Scholarship. The criteria for selection will be: 1) quality of proposal, and 2) fit with supervisory team.
N.B. Applicants who are unsuccessful in their UKRI applications will not need to take any further steps to be considered for the LPS Doctoral Scholarship provided they indicated their interest in being considered for it in their PhD applications to Sussex.
Once the results from the UKRI scholarship applications is known, the selection of the recipient of the LPS Doctoral Scholarship will be selected. LPS Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2024.
Potential applicants who wish to discuss their applications are welcome to contact the School’s Director of Doctoral Studies, Professor Nuno Ferreira ([Email Address Removed]) or the LPS Admissions Team ([Email Address Removed]).