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studentships available for outstanding research in the social sciences

Fully funded studentships available for outstanding research in the social sciences at PhD (+3) and Masters + PhD (1 +3).

The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton is one of 21 centres chosen by the ESRC to develop future leaders in research within the social sciences. With a staff of world-leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines working together to provide a vibrant postgraduate community, the Southampton ESRC DTC is an excellent location to obtain high quality research training and supervision.

We are now seeking applications from outstanding graduates to undertake cutting-edge research through routes of either 1+3 or +3 starting in September 2016.

A minimum of 18 studentships are available, offering fees and maintenance, with an additional stipend for those using advanced quantitative methods. Further funds exist for research collaboration and impact. Studentships are open to applicants from within the UK/EU and internationally, within the following pathways:

  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Economic and Social History
  • Education
  • Energy, Environment and Resilience
  • Gerontology
  • Governance and Policy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health Psychology
  • Human Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Science Methods for Health
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology
  • The Social/Computational Interface
studentships available for outstanding research in the social sciences

Innovative research proposals are encouraged across the pathways and students with a strong quantitative background are especially welcomed. For more information about these pathways visit our website – details below.

How to Apply

Application forms are available from our website and the deadline for studentship applications is 19th February 2016. Completed application forms should be submitted to [email protected]

Please note that applicants will need to have already applied to the University of Southampton for a place to study.

For further details, visit or contact the ESRC DTC Manager at [email protected]

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