Education at York has been awarded an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Studentship as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in the Social Sciences. The White Rose DTC is a major collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York with a total of 48 ESRC studentships per year over 5 years. It is one of the largest consortia in the country and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities. Students will work together with others studying in their discipline from across Yorkshire and have numerous opportunities to develop their interdisciplinary networks and expertise.
This fully-funded studentship will cover maintenance and fees for UK candidates, or fees only for EU candidates, plus a Research Training Support Grant, starting from Autumn 2012. Candidates can apply on a 1+3 (Master + PhD) or +3 (PhD only) basis.
The competition is open to UK and EU students. Students applying for a +3 studentship should hold, or be expecting by the end of the current academic year, an undergraduate degree or Masters qualification in Education or in a related discipline (e.g., Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology). Students applying for a 1+3 studentship will attend one of our department’s Master courses. For more information about eligibility, see the ESRC website.
Candidates should apply for a PhD following the instructions on the Postgraduate section of our Education departmental website. They should include a research proposal, and specify that they are applying for ESRC studentship. Once candidates have been accepted on the programme, they will be able to apply for ESRC studentship. Candidates who want to apply for a 1+3 programme should apply both for a Master and for a PhD programme. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, in order not to miss the deadline. Candidates will be informed of outcomes in early April 2013.