PhD Studentships for International Students in Social Sciences, UK 2018



The University of Manchester is now accepting applications for PhD studentships to pursue the full-time and part-time course in 2018-2019. Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students undertaking study in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Sociology.

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programmme.

Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the School of Social Sciences. This funding is available to students undertaking study in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Sociology.

Scholarship Award: Studentships will cover the followings:

  • Home Fees
  • £14,296 annual stipend (to be confirmed
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Candidates must normally have;

  • Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject, and
  • Normally a Masters degree at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant cognate subject, preferably one with a substantial research methods component. Transcripts will be carefully scrutinised to ensure that applicants have the required background.
  • Note; due to the volume of applications received each year, and limited spaces, regrettably offers cannot be made to all applicants who satisfy the academic entry criteria.
  • All applicants who pass the initial assessment stage will be interviewed before any offer is confirmed.

Nationality: This funding is available to all nationalities.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Full online application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic reference
  • Degree certificates and transcript
  • CV
  • Name of preferred supervisor (to be included on the application form)

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 3, 2018.

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