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ESRC +3 / 1+3 PhD Studentship in Social Sciences: Open call (PhD Studentship)

Reference Number: R935
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 3-4 years
Funding Amount: UK/EU fees plus stipend
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre/Canolfan Hyfforddi Ddoethurol Cymru ESRC

ESRC +3 / 1+3 PhD Studentship in Social Sciences – Open call

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) invites applications to a number of fully-funded PhD studentships in 2013 (both 1+3 and +3 awards).

We have up to 11 fully-funded PhD Studentships available to start in October 2013. The School expects to make doctoral studentship awards in Criminology, Education, Science and Technology Studies, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Care, and Sociology.

Information about the School: Cardiff School of Social Sciences is a large School with over 160 staff and a thousand undergraduate and postgraduate students. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rated almost all of its research to be of an international standard, with 55% of it either “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. This rating, together with the size of the School, places it amongst the top five centres in the UK. Since its creation in 2000, the School has attracted over £18 million of research funds.

Cardiff University is the home of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, part of a national network of 21 accredited Doctoral Training Centres across the UK judged by the ESRC to deliver truly excellent postgraduate training provision.

Start date: October 2013


This studentship is very generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The award includes full UK/EU tuition fees plus a doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,590 p.a. for 2012/13, updated each year), as well as an addition research and training funding allowance of £750 p.a.

Number of Awards Available: Up to 11


Academic Criteria: Candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a Masters degree (preferably an ESRC recognised Masters or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.

Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 1 March 2013

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences values diversity and equality at all levels, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Please see the School of Social Sciences studentships web page for application details.

Further Information

For further information please contact Vicky Parkin:
Telephone no: +44 (0)2920 870 855

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