ESRC studentships

Keele University invites outstanding students wishing to pursue research training and advanced studies to apply for fully-funded Postgraduate Research Studentships in any of five Social Science pathways. Successful candidates will join our vibrant social science research community of 300 postgraduate research students and over 270 academic staff.  Studentships can be for part-time or full-time study, and may include formal Masters training in social sciences research as the first part of the doctoral programme.

Keele University invites outstanding students wishing to pursue research training and advanced studies to apply for fully-funded Postgraduate Research Studentships in any of five Social Science pathways. Successful candidates will join our vibrant social science research community of 300 postgraduate research students and over 270 academic staff.

Keele University is a member of the Northwest Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP), one of fourteen Partnerships sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).  The NWSSDTP comprises the Universities of Keele, Liverpool, Lancaster and Manchester with a critical mass of world-leading researchers able to supervise PGRs across the full range of social sciences, we provide advanced methodological training, professional development and substantial early career mentoring. Master's and PhD students can access funding and quality research training in social science disciplines across the four Universities.

For 2020/21 our funded studentship opportunities relate to the following interdisciplinary pathways:

Pathway

PhD application link

Masters (for 1+3 students) application link

Keele Pathway Co-Ordinator and Research staff areas of interest

Criminology, Social Policy

Social Work

 

Criminology OR

Social Policy OR

Social Work

Social Science Research Methods

Dr Sam Weston
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Staff interests Social Policy

Economic and Social History

History

Humanities MRes

Professor Alannah Tomkins
Professor of Early Modern History

Staff interests Modern History

Health and Wellbeing

Health Policy and Governance

Social Science Research Methods

Dr Clare Jinks
Reader in Health Services Research

Staff interests

 

Social Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine

Health Policy and Governance OR

History

Social Science Research Methods OR

Humanities MRes

Professor Alannah Tomkins
Professor of Early Modern History

Staff interests Modern History

Socio-Legal Studies

Law

Social Science Research Methods

Law and Society (LLM)

Dr Ezgi Taşcıoğlu
Lecturer in Law

Staff interests

A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate (currently £15,009), plus tuition fee waiver of £4,195.  The full package is worth £18,972 per year for three years.

The deadline for applications is 3 February 2020.

How to apply

To apply for an ESRC studentship, you must BOTH apply to Keele for doctoral study using our online application system  link below AND complete the ESRC studentship form.  All documents should be submitted on-line to Keele University using the on-line application system. Please ensure that you attach all the documents including ESRC application form, ESRC equal opportunities monitoring form, transcripts and two academic references.

Full details of the types of studentship supported, guidance and ESRC application forms.

You are strongly advised to contact the postgraduate administrator, Helen Farrell (socialsciences.phd@keele.ac.uk) as early as possible, to register your interest, and to seek advice on the most appropriate academic contact, usually one of the pathway coordinators listed above.  For details of our research specialisms, including doctoral studies, and the expertise of our supervisors, please visit the research pages of the Schools and Research Centres using the links above.

 

CASE Award available

ESRC  PathwayResearch TitleEnquiriesClosing Date
CASE History In Search of Past Time: Popular Perceptions of Time c.1550-c.1800 Dr Ian Atherton 25 February 2020