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Quantitative Social Science PhD Scholarships, University of Kent, UK

Publish Date: Nov 04, 2015

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Successful candidates will have obtained a 1st or good 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and ordinarily an MA or MSc at Merit or Distinction level. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate (£3,996) in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £13,863 per annum (for entry in September/October 2016 only) and anadditional allowance of £3,000 per year to encourage you to undertake training in and to apply advanced quantitative methods.

You need to make TWO applications:

  1. For a PLACE to study a postgraduate degree in one of Sociology, Social Policy or Criminology at the University - online application
  2. For the Quantitative Social Science PhD Scholarship, click here to obtain the application form.

Information on our postgraduate research programmes can be viewed on our postgraduate studies webpage. For questions about the application process please email the Postgraduate Office

Please note:

  • Applications will only be considered if applicants have secured agreement from a member of staff in their area of interest to supervise them. Only one academic may be approached at a time (multiple simultaneous approaches will result in the application being rejected).
  • An IELT score of 7.0 for non-UK students with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, as all PhD scholarship students are expected to have excellent communication skills.

Other conditions:

  • All Scholarships are offered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant model, ie. a stipend and a payment for teaching (with the exception to funding being used to match-fund research council scholarships).
  • Scholarships are only available to new PhD students.
  • Applications will only be approved if they include two references.
  • In order to fulfil the requirements of a scholarship, international students must be eligible to work in the UK. SeeGuidance on Checking Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • If successful, international applications will have to cover the difference in fees themselves.

The deadline for applications is on 23.59 Sunday 31 January 2016. Interviews will be held at the Canterbury campus on Thursday 11 February 2016; those who are shortlisted for interview will be notified on Monday 8 February 2016 at 17.00.

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