We have an outstanding reputation for our commitment to research that shapes lives and society. As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence, the School of Social Sciences will be offering up to 10 fully-funded PhD bursary places. The scholarships will pay UK / EU fees* and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £14,057 for academic year 2015/16) for up to three years. The scholarships are due to commence in October 2015.
The bursaries are for excellent candidates who intend to work on specific projects; Politics-related projects include:
- The Human Subject and Attitudes to Nature – Dr Ros Hague
- A Critical Analysis of the challenges to the transition from State Owned to Private Owned Enterprises in Modernising states – Dr Liam McCarthy
- A Critical Analysis of Counter-Radicalisation Policy in Europe and/or the Middle East – Dr Chris Baker-Beall
- The Political Economy of Energy Security and Nuclear Energy Proliferation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Dr Imad El-Anis
- Young people and political (dis)engagement – Professor Matt Henn
For more information about the PhD Scholarships and for specific projects available in the School of Social Sciences, please visit
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 11 December 2015.
*Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful non-EU candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2015/16 are £12,300 for non-EU students and £4,052 for UK/EU students)