The University of Sussex offers a number of ESRC SeNSS Studentships for PhD via the South-East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership in the 2022 academic session.
You will work on a research project that you have devised and planned.
- A competent academic supervision team will assist you with this project.
- Working with an external partner (such as a company, a charity, or a think tank) may offer you data, equipment, or people for research, as well as extra funds for your studentship and/or an additional supervisor.
Worth of Award
Scholarships pay Ph.D. tuition fees in the United Kingdom (now £4,407 per year), a stipend (currently £15,285 per year), as well as certain research and training expenses.
- Only UK level PhD expenses are covered by ESRC scholarships; however, a limited number of complete international scholarships may be offered.
ESRC SeNSS Studentships for PhD Requirements
- Applicants must hold at least a UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
- The scholarships will be awarded for a period of either three years for those with an ESRC recognised research training qualification or equivalent (+3) or four years (1+3) for those without.
According to UKRI student eligibility guidelines, SeNSS ESRC studentships are accessible to UK and Overseas/International students. Overseas students may account for up to 30% of each cohort of pupils.
You count as a UK student if you are :
- a UK citizen who has lived in the UK or the EU for the previous three years before beginning your degree;
- a European Union citizen having settled status in the United Kingdom;
- an EU citizen with Pre-Settled status who has lived in the UK or EU for the previous three years before beginning your programme;
- a student who has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom;
- a citizen of Ireland (due to a reciprocal agreement with the UK)
All other students (for example, EU citizens starting a Ph.D. in the UK) will be classified as Overseas students.
At Sussex, the 1+3 (Masters + Ph.D.) option is offered for the following Master’s programs:
Science, Technology, and the Environment
- Energy Policy MSc
- Project Management MSc
- Science and Technology Policy MSc
- Strategic Innovation Management MSc
- Sustainable Development MSc
- Applied Social Psychology MSc
- Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health MSc
- Cognitive Neuroscience Msc
- Psychological Methods MRes
- Development Economics MSc
All other pathways
- Social Research Methods MSc
How to Apply for ESRC SeNSS Studentships for PhD
- Applications for the SeNSS ESRC studentship competition are currently being accepted.
- You must first apply for a seat on a Ph.D. degree at the University of Sussex before applying for an ESRC studentship. After you’ve secured a spot, you’ll need to fill out a SeNSS studentship application.
- Students who want to fill out the SeNSS application form should talk to their supervisor about it. If your supervisor isn’t verified, you won’t be able to apply for a SeNSS scholarship.
Deadline: The application closes on January 18, 2022.