Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Education



Deadline: 14 February 2014

Social Sciences Faculty Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2014/15.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Please see our areas of expertise in educational research, current and recently completed research projects – and Academic Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,726 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. However in some limited cases the School may consider providing “top up” grants covering the international component of tuition fees if a student’s research topic is closely aligned to the strategic interests of the School.

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) and preferably a Research Masters degree (or equivalent). Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, which could take place via telephone or Skype as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants will be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

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Making Your Application
To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD research programme through our online application process, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme.

For specific queries about the fit of your research proposal with School research priorities and/or availability of supervisors, please contact either Professor Anna Robinson-Pant or a potential supervisor from within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to Universities, Research Institutes and research councils throughout the world. Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and strong links with governments, policy advisers and other public and private sector organisations. 

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.

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