The PhD programme involves undertaking a significant research study in the field of social work. Students usually decide on and shape research project, under the supervision of two or three academics with relevant expertise.
We have PhD supervisors whose research has been recognised internationally on a range of topics, including:
- children and families
- criminal justice
- mental health
- health inequalities
- older age and disability
- migration and mobility
- social work profession and teaching/pedagogy
We support interdisciplinary research, and often our research students will have supervisors from a mix of subject areas. The first year of the programme includes a regular research seminar series and student-led reading group, which will help you get to know the research staff and fellow students, and build your knowledge of social work research methods, preparing you for independent research.
The School of Social and Political Science provides a range of high-quality research training courses, accredited by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and a range of other postgraduate courses that you could take to increase your knowledge and prepare you for undertaking your research project.
The School has a large and vibrant postgraduate research student community, which will allow you to get to know people working in a variety of subjects across the School.
The University of Edinburgh also has a wide range of research groups and networks for you to join, helping you connect with those who have similar research interests.
The scholarship award application process involves two main applications:
- Apply for your chosen PhD degree programme
- Apply for your chosen scholarship
Applying for the PhD Social Work
You will only be able to apply for a scholarship after you have submitted an application to study for the PhD in Social Work programme.
You must submit a complete application for admission to the PhD in Social Work research degree by the awards deadline. For further information on the application process, please see our how to apply page.
The application to study is made via the University's online applications system EUCLID - you are encouraged to make this application at least five working days prior to making your scholarship.
You must submit a full application by the deadline, including:
- research proposal
- all supporting documents
References and research proposal for the application to study are also used for the awards application.
You do not need to wait to receive an offer to study before applying for the Macqueen Scholarship PhD Award - but you must submit a complete application to study by the deadline or your PhD Award application will not be considered.
Once you have submitted your application for study on the PhD Social Work programme, you can then submit your funding application(s). You must submit a separate application for each individual funding scheme you are applying to.
Applying for the Macqueen scholarship
Application to the Macqueen Scholarship PhD Award is via the University's online scholarships application form located within the EUCLID applicant hub.
After submitting your application for the PhD Social Work programme, you will receive a University Username (UUN) and access to MyEd where you can reach the scholarship application system.
Instructions on the online awards/scholarship application system can be found on the Student Systems webpage.
Before applying, please read the self-assessment page, which provides helpful information about the factors that help make a successful application. Please note that applications for scholarships are extremely competitive.
Each funding application will ask you to provide a personal statement. In your scholarship application, please tailor your personal statement to include why you wish to study at this School and why you are a desirable candidate for this particular scholarship.
The supporting documents submitted with your application to study (research proposal, academic transcripts and references etc.) will be used to assess your funding application.
Please also note that all material will be reviewed and assessed digitally and, as part of the shortlisting process, an external representative will be reviewing submitted applications.
If you are in receipt of conditional offer (including conditional on English language), you are still eligible to apply for the Macqueen Scholarship PhD Award.
Should you receive an award, but not meet the conditions of your offer, they would not be able to take up the award.
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