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Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Profile Description

PhD Studentships 2017-18

Ulster University is pleased to be able to offer a number of PhD Studentships across all current subject areas in the Faculty of Social Sciences https://www.ulster.ac.uk/faculties/social-sciences/schools/research-graduate-school

The Faculty will ensure that postgraduate students receive effective supervision, education and training to allow them to successfully complete their projects. Specific responsibilities include assisting in the recruitment of postgraduates, assigning supervisors, ensuring satisfactory progress is being achieved and providing certain types of project support. We are also committed to developing a vibrant research culture for postgraduates working in the Social Sciences

Opportunities are offered for doctoral study on both a full and part time basis.

Prospective students are advised to contact the named staff member about a PhD research proposal before submitting an online application. PhD supervision is available within the research groups listed below.

 Communication
 Education
 Law/TJI
 Linguistics
 Politics and International Studies
 Social Work, Social Policy and Administration

The University's main competition for funding for full-time PhD for entry in the 2017/18 academic year is open and will close on 24 February 2017. Awards are available funded through the Department for the Economy (DfE) and by the University (VCRS).

Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students. Applicants should be aware that the competition for funded entry is very high and are advised to discuss their application prior to submission with the staff noted within the project description.
All applications for studentships will be considered on a competitive basis and with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills, experience and interests.

Applicants should note that disclosure of disability or personal circumstances should be made as part of the application process or as soon as possible thereafter in order to facilitate any necessary accommodation.
How to apply for PhD Studentships -

All applications for admission and funding should be made using the online admission system access to which can be found on the University home page: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/phdresearch-degrees/how-to-apply

You do not need to make a separate application to be considered for University studentships. Please indicate on your application for admission that you wish to be considered for a studentship.

Applications for admission on a self-funded basis or funded externally can be made at any time.

If you have a query about the application procedure, contact the Research Student Administration

Further Information and Enquiries -

If you have a query, contact the Research Graduate School Office:

Please visit the web pages for further details about Studentships offered by individual Schools of study within the Faculty of Social Sciences https://www.ulster.ac.uk/faculties/social-sciences/schools/research-graduate-school

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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