Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences



Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 18 February 2013

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2013/14.

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 International Development.

Please see our International Development Research Areas 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 £13,590 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.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 (upper second class) undergraduate degree 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 may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact either Dr Colette Harris or your potential supervisor to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application.

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To discuss the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office:

Please click the Apply Link to access the application form to apply for a PhD.

The University will also be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2013. For more information and to register your interest to attend see www.uea.ac.uk/pgopenday

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