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The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is a partner of the IAPETUS North East and Scotland multi-disciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

This is funded and accredited by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

IAPETUS postgraduate studentships are tenable for between three and four years, depending on the doctoral research project the student is studying.

They provide the following package of financial support:

  • a tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council’s national rate, which is £15,609 in 2021/22
  • full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate
  • access to extensive research support funding
  • support for an external placement of up to six months

Part-time award-holders are funded for seven years and receive a maintenance grant at 50% of the full-time rate.

Research Projects

Research projects relative to the entry 2023 studentship competition will be listed in Autumn 2023.