WR DTP Doctoral Studentships in UK, 2019/2020

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WR DTP Doctoral Studentships in UK, 2019/2020

Scholarship Description: Applications for White Rose Social Science Ph.D. partnerships (WR DTP) will be available from September / October 2019. The studentship is available for UK / EU and international students.

Scholarship Provider: York is a wise choice for your research because you work with leading scientists doing pioneering research. Together, you will collaborate on innovative research and make new discoveries that could help to improve the world in which we live.

WR DTP Doctoral Studentships in UK, 2019/2020

If you are not an English speaking candidate, you must provide proof of your English language skills. You must master all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at the required level of the course for which you are applying.

Degree Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Studentships are awarded in the field of Social Science.

Scholarship Benefits: 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.

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Eligible Nationalities: Studentships are available for UK/EU and International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The ESRC’s eligibility criteria are set out in the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide ( 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
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International applicants who wish to study advanced quantitative methods can apply for a full scholarship (tuition and maintenance). This price covers the standard fee of the UK / EU Research Council. Any difference between UK / EU and international fees will be covered by your academic department.

Academic requirements

For both 1+3 and +3 awards

For both 1+3 and +3 awards, you must hold at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree or equivalent. If you hold a lower undergraduate degree, you must also hold a Masters degree to be eligible to apply.

+3 awards

If you’re applying for a +3 award, you must:

  • 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 earned at least 60 points at the M level of basic education in social science research methods acquired in the last five years. This should cover a wide range of methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, the use of appropriate software/tools for your application, understanding of research design and strategy principles, and assessment of approaches. Alternatives for research.
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1+3 awards

Application Procedure: You must have applied online for a place on an appropriate course.

Scholarship Link

Deadline: January 23, 2019

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