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Faculty of Social Sciences Research Programme

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

Profile Description

The University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent', confirming UEA's position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation for academic excellence in: Business and Management, Economics, Law, Education and Lifelong Learning, Social Work, Psychology, and International Development. It is committed to providing high quality academic research opportunities, offering a number of Studentships, as well as a variety of other funding opportunities. 

Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and our research programmes and reputation helps graduates to enter a wide range of professions - academic, practitioner or policy-related work and careers elsewhere in the private or public sector.

Funded through the Economic and Social Research Council's ‘Advanced Training Initiative', from 20th-24th June 2016 UEA will be delivering four workshops across the week which will also feature a reception and keynote address, and offer attendees a genuinely multi and interdisciplinary opportunity to network with world leading researchers and peers addressing similar research issues and challenges. See http://bit.ly/1LnUACN for further information and to book your place.

Programmes may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. Prospective students are strongly advised to view the specific research areas and interests of each individual School of Study, and to identify potential supervisors.

The Social Science Graduate School is pleased to announce that it will be awarding up to 15 University funded PhD studentships available to students from within or outside the EU for 2016/17 entry. The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees. Application deadline: 12 February 2016.

See our Department Website, http://bit.ly/1HauGYv for further details about all available funding.

The Faculty hosts many distinguished experts, research groups and centres of excellence which provide a focus for research:

Research Centres:

  • Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS)
  • Centre for Competition Policy (CCP)
  • International Development UEA
  • Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF)
  • Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE)
  • Water Security Research Centre

Research Groups:

  • Accounting, Finance and Governance
  • Applied and Financial Economics
  • Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics
  • Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (ESRC)
  • Business Regulation 
  • Child Placement
  • Child Protection and Family Support
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Education (International Development)
  • Employment Systems and Institutions
  • Experimental Economics
  • Gender (International Development)
  • Global Environmental Justice
  • Globalisation and CSR
  • Health and Disease (International Development)
  • Higher Education and Society
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
  • Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
  • Literacy and Development
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
  • Pedagogy and Engagement with Learning
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Resources, Sustainability and Governance
  • State, Governance and Conflict


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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