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ESRC Doctoral Studentships 2013

26 October 2012

Students outside the Glamorgan Building at Cardiff University

The School of Social Sciences is currently offering a range of different ESRC doctoral studentships, starting in September 2013.

Two varieties of studentships are available, named studentships, where a study topic has been decided upon, and open studentships, where the student is able to pursue their own research topic.

Both varieties offer excellent opportunities to study a PhD, (and, if necessary, an MSc), at a school where the vast majority of reseach is of an international standard and over half of the research has been described by external assessors as "world leading" or "internationally excellent", making it one of the top five research centres in the UK.

Awards are available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis. A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years, completing the MSc in Social Science Research Methods in the 1st year, followed by 3 years funding for a PhD. A +3 studentship provides funding for the three years only, and assumes that the applicant will already have had research training from an appropriate masters degree.

Studentships will commence in September 2013 and will cover your tuition fee as well as a maintenance grant and an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) for three years for full-time students. In 2012 the maintenance grant for full-time students was £13,590 and the RTSG was £750.

Open studentships

The School of Social Sciences, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) is currently offering eleven doctoral studentships. The School expects to make doctoral studentship awards in Criminology, Education, Science and Technology Studies, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Care and Sociology.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 12.00pm, 1st March 2013. Note that the deadline is absolute and applications received after this specified time and date will not be accepted.

For more information on these open studentships, including eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

Named studentships

Four ESRC doctoral named studentships, covering a wide range of fields will commence in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences in Autumn 2013.

Applications must be submitted by the set deadline. Note that the deadline is absolute and applications received after this specified time and date will not be accepted.

Each of the studentships is listed below, please click on the link for more information on: the project; eligibility for the studentship; and how to apply.

Currently available

SADS: 'Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome and British coronial system' (Closing date - 12pm, 27th February 2013)

Deadline passed

Adoption: 'The support needs of adoptive parents and adopted children' (Closed)

Forestry: 'Ecological restoration and building sustainable communities' (Closed)

Methods: 'The nature of quantitative methods and analysis in A-level social sciences' (Closed)