Durham University PhD Research Studentships
School of Applied Social Sciences
(closing date: 03:00 GMT, Monday 16th February, 2009)
The School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a range of studentships and bursaries for PhD study starting in October 2009. Fully funded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships are available for Sociology (including Criminology and Sociology of Sport) and Social Work (including Community and Youth Work) and are open to UK and EU students. We also invite applications for fully funded Durham Doctoral Fellowships (open to students from UK and overseas), Overseas Research Students Awards (overseas fees only) and Bursaries in Community and Youth Work and Social Work.
+3 studentships are for those who have already completed recognised ESRC research training at Masters level; 1+3 studentships are for those without a recognised research Masters degree. The 1+3 award is for a four-year programme, including a one-year MA in Social Research. During this year, students develop a PhD proposal, which is then completed during the subsequent three years. These awards include maintenance grants and tuition fees paid for UK students. For EU students the awards cover tuition fees only. Annual maintenance grants (£12,940 at 2008-9 rate, subject to adjustment) do not attract income tax or National Insurance. Research students have the opportunity to undertake some paid seminar teaching. Potential applicants should consult the ESRC website:
for further information on postgraduate training. In your application, you must include a research proposal that matches the ESRC research areas.
Applicants wishing to be considered for the awards starting in October 2009 should make an application to the University by 3.00 GMT on Monday 16th February, 2009. To apply, please read the further details about studying for a research degree in the School at: http://www.durham.ac.uk/sass/phd and then fill in the online application form by going to: http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/ and following the link to the application form. Please indicate for which studentship you are applying (you may apply for more than one if eligible). Applicants are expected to have, or to be predicted to obtain, an upper second or first class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences or related subject, or to be able to demonstrate other relevant experience including other postgraduate degrees.
For further information, please contact Jill Lea, Research Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org (0191 3341485) in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Elvet Riverside 2, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, UK.
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