Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and an annual stipend at the RCUK postgraduate rate (currently £14,553). Additional funding is available to cover costs of study abroad, conference attendance, fieldwork, attendance at NINE DTP cohort-building events, short-term placements and specialist skills training.
Number of awards
50 PhD studentships across the Universities of:
- Queen's Belfast
Start date and duration
1 October 2018
- 1+3 awards to complete a research training masters degree followed by a PhD.
- +3 awards for students who have already completed an ESRC-recognised Masters degree that included social science research training of 60 credits or more.
- +3.5 awards for students who have completed a Masters degree that did not include social science research training. Students will undertake the PG Certificate in Research Training alongside the PhD.
- 2+3 awards to complete a research training Masters degree followed by a PhD and specialist language training (Language-based Area Studies only).
Awards are offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
Application closing date
The deadline for submitting a postgraduate application and supporting documentation is Friday 12 January 2018, 4:00pm.
Newcastle University awards NINE DTP studentships to learning pathways in the following areas:
- Economic and Social History
- Environmental Planning (includes Planning, Environment, Food and Rural Development)
- Human Geography
- Language-based Area Studies
- Law and Society
- Management, Business and Economics
- Psychology (PhD only)
- Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
- Children, Youth and Families (please see contact details below)
- Conflict, Security and Justice (please see contact details below)
- Health, Well-being and Society
- Media and Society
NINE DTP is seeking to recruit candidates with an outstanding academic background and research potential. Candidates applying for a +3 doctoral award must also hold or be completing an ESRC-recognised Masters degree.
- have a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree in the social sciences, or have relevant comparable experience.
- be a UK/EU resident in all subject areas except in Finance and Economics, where international students are also eligible to apply.
Current doctoral students are not eligible.
Further details about the ESRC’s eligibility requirements can be found in RCUK’s Training Grant Guide.
How to apply
Applicants must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system quoting ESR18 under ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ and ‘Who is your sponsor/funding body?’
Your application must include:
- a research proposal of no more than 2000 words
- a current CV
- two references
- certified transcripts of previous qualifications (translated into English where necessary)
The research proposal for application to the DTP grant competition should be prepared in consultation with an identified research supervisor and be submitted on the correct forms. Please make contact with the relevant School/Department through the pathway links above, or the email contact below as soon as possible for further information.
Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator
Tel. +44(0) 191 208 6190