Application deadline: 15th January 2018 (11:59pm)
The School of Geography and Sustainable Development (SGSD) at the University of St Andrews invites applications for ESRC PhD studentships as part of its membership of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS). The studentships take the form of +3 awards (PhD funding for students who have already completed appropriate masters level social science research training) and 1+3 awards (funding for students to study a Masters programme followed by a PhD). The SGSD hosts two pathways of the SGSSS:
We invite applications in both of these pathways. The applications can be in any area of departmental research:
Successful students should also have the support of an expert supervisory team within the School of Geography and Sustainable Development and typically:
In order to apply for a SGSSS ESRC studentship with St Andrews, please do the following by 15th January 2018 (11:59pm):
Interviews for shortlisted candidates are scheduled for the week commencing 15th January 2018 and Skype interviews are possible.
Candidates should discuss their research proposal with a member of our academic staff with expertise in their research topic before applying for the PhD programme. Details of academic staff and their research interests can be found on the School website. Additionally potential projects are listed on our PhD research projects page.
Further information please contact:
Please use ‘SGSSS studentship' on the subject line of your email.
These prestigious scholarships cover tuition fees and a yearly stipend currently approximately £14,000. Excellent applicants will be selected to go forward to the ESRC competition. For more details see the SGSSS website and in particular the SGSSS application process.
Eligibility: The ESRC awards are open to Home and EU students. EU students who do not fulfil the ESRC's residence eligibility criteria will be entitled to a Fees Only award (please note that it is your responsibility to check the ESRC's residential guidelines which can be accessed on the SGSSS website).