The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
Applications are invited for White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP) Studentships starting in September/October 2019. Studentships are available for UK/EU and International students.
Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2018/19, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,777. All awards are available for study part-time.
Types of studentship:
- Awards on offer are:
- 1+3 programme: an integrated Masters programme precedes the three-year PhD which will deliver the core social sciences research methods training requirements (e.g. MA Social Research)
- +3 programme: funding for a three-year PhD (assumes that a student has already met the majority of the core social sciences research methods training requirements and that the PhD focus is largely on more advanced training)
- You can choose to be considered for a pathway award or an advanced quantitative methods award (AQM)
- Interdisciplinary research awards, collaborative awards and network awards will be available if a successful proposal on behalf of the University is made to the ESRC WR DTP.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Studentships are available for UK/EU and International students.
- The ESRC’s eligibility criteria are set out in the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide (esrc.ac.uk).
- You should read the ESRC guidance carefully before applying. In addition to the ESRC criteria, the following stipulations apply specifically to this scheme:
- UK applicants will be eligible for a full award to cover tuition fees and maintenance.
- EU applicants are normally eligible for an award to cover tuition fees only.
- EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least three years immediately preceding the date of the award are normally eligible for a full award to cover tuition fees and maintenance.
- Applicants from outside the EU who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate are not normally eligible for ESRC studentships
- Exeption: International applicants wishing to study Advanced Quantitative Methods may apply for a full award (tuition fees and maintenance). This award will cover fees at the standard UK/EU Research Council rate. Any difference between UK/EU and international fees will be met by your academic department.
- Academic requirements
- For both 1+3 and +3 awards
- +3 awards
- Demonstrate that you have already completed the full social sciences research methods training requirements at Masters level; evidencing that you can undertake an independent research project in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary field.
- Have at least 60 credits at M level of core social sciences research methods training acquired in the last five years. This must include a broad range of methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, and the use of appropriate software/tools for your application, and comprehension of principles of research design and strategy, and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research
23 January 2019