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South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Studentships

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Profile Description

The University of Reading is delighted to be a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) bringing together a number of partner Universities to provide outstanding postgraduate training for postgraduate research students in the social sciences. SeNSS draws on a rich variety of collaborations in research and in research training across the partner institutions; it also benefits from advanced training links to other Universities in the region.

SeNSS Studentships 2017

SeNSS is one of 14 ESRC-funded DTPs in the UK and is offering fully-funded doctoral studentship to start in September 2017. Reading can offer studentships in the following pathways: 

  • Development Studies 
  • Economics 
  • Education 
  • Human Geography 
  • Linguistics
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Socio-Legal Studies

What is available? 

Fully-funded studentships include the following elements: 

  • Tuition fees at UK/EU rates*
  • Stipend / Living allowance: £14,296 per year 
  • Research training support grant

UK students are eligible for fees and a living allowance. EU candidates are entitled for studentships covering tuition fees. *International applicants can apply for studentships in the Economics pathway. 

How to apply

New students wishing to be considered for funding via SeNSS must apply for admission to a PhD programme at the University of Reading by 16th January 2017 at the very latest.

Please see the University's SeNSS webpage for full information on how to apply.

For further information on SeNSS and what it offers to doctoral researchers, please see the separate SeNSS website.  

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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