These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, which was £15,009 in 2019/20), tuition fees at the home/EU rate and access to further research funding.
The University of Kent is proud to be part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) which has been accredited as a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in July 2016. Our partners include City, University of London; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Reading, Roehampton, Surrey and Sussex and Royal Holloway, University of London.
SeNSS is one of only 14 UK ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and will be offering a number of full-funded ESRC doctoral studentship to start in September 2020. Kent will offer ESRC SeNSS studentships in the following subject pathways:
Business and Management (Kent Business School)
Linguistics (School of European Culture and Languages)
Politics and International Studies (School of Politics and International Relations)
Psychology (School of Psychology)
Science, Technology and Sustainability Studies (School of Anthropology and Conservation)
Social Anthropology (School of Anthropology and Conservation)
Social Work and Social Policy (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research)
Socio-Legal Studies (Kent Law School)
Sociology (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research)
What SeNSS provides:
SeNSS is committed to providing innovative and challenging world-class doctoral training in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary research environment. This includes a wide range of subject-specific, generic and advanced training, tailored to your individual needs as well as opportunities for overseas visits and fieldwork, attending and presenting at annual conferences and academic publishing. You will become part of a large cohort of fellow SeNSS students, which will offer support and networking opportunities.
Further information is available on the SeNSS Website
In order to receive ESRC studentship funding you must have qualifications/experience equal to the standard of a good honours degree at a first or upper second class level from a UK academic research organisation.Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted.
To be eligible for a fees only award, you must:
Note: These eligibility criteria are based on the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997 and subsequent amendments. These regulations cover England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The closing date for applications is Midnight GMT Monday 20 January 2020