PhD Scholarships

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.

White Rose Doctoral Training Centre

It will give you access to:

  • a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences
  • a wide range of training opportunities, particularly focused on maximising the social and economic benefits of your research
  • a network of students and researchers studying in your discipline across Yorkshire
  • a network of interdisciplinary contacts and the opportunity to develop expertise working across disciplines.

Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2017/18, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,553. All awards are available for study part-time.

These scholarships are available on a 1+3 (Masters + PhD) or a +3 (PhD only) basis.

The deadline for applications is now closed. 

Please note: there are two steps to the application process.

You must apply for a place on a PhD programme. Apply for the PhD

You must apply for the scholarship separately. 

Before you apply it is important that you read the guidance.

Dates for scholarship interviews in the Department

We will interview everyone who applies for a PHD with an ESRC scholarship as long as our eligibility criteria are met. This interview will determine whether you are offered a place on our PhD programme. It will also determine whether you will be put forward by the Department for consideration for an ESRC scholarship by the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.

Interviews will be held in February 2018

***For ESRC applicants only***

We recommend that prospective students applying for ESRC funding discuss their proposal with the Director of the Graduate School Charlie Llyod and/or potential supervisor before submitting their application.

Other scholarships 

Various other scholarships arise throughout the academic year.  Please follow a link to find the latest opportunities: