About SeNSS

Who we are

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded consortium of 10 leading UK universities, offering cutting-edge social science research, training and collaboration:

City, University of London,
University of East Anglia,
University of Essex (the co-ordinating institution),
Goldsmiths, University of London,
University of Kent,
University of Reading,
University of Roehampton, London,
Royal Holloway, University of London,
University of Surrey, and
University of Sussex.

SeNSS offers fully funded doctoral studentships and post-doctoral fellowships across 13 Pathways:

  • Business and Management Studies (offered by City, UEA, Essex, Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway, Surrey and Sussex);
  • Development Studies (offered by UEA, Reading, Royal Holloway, Surrey and Sussex);
  • Economics (offered by City, UEA, Essex, Reading, Royal Holloway, Surrey and Sussex);
  • Education (offered by UEA, Goldsmiths, Reading, Roehampton and Sussex);
  • Human Geography (offered by UEA, Reading, Royal Holloway and Sussex);
  • Linguistics (offered by UEA, Essex, Kent, Reading and Surrey);
  • Politics and International Relations (offered by UEA, Essex, Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway and Sussex);
  • Psychology (offered by UEA, Essex, Goldsmiths, Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway and Sussex);
  • Science, Technology, and Sustainability Studies (offered by UEA, Kent, Surrey and Sussex);
  • Social Anthropology (offered by UEA, Goldsmiths, Kent, Roehampton and Sussex);
  • Social Work and Social Policy (offered by UEA, Kent and Sussex);
  • Socio-Legal Studies (offered by UEA, Essex, Kent, Reading and Sussex); and,
  • Sociology (offered by City, Essex, Goldsmiths, Kent and Sussex).
What we offer our researchers, external partners and students

SeNSS offers world-class opportunities for social science research, training and collaboration. As an ESRC accredited Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), it provides:

• Fully funded doctoral studentships, post-doctoral fellowships and placements

• Outstanding supervision

• High quality advanced training in research methods and substantive topics

• Interdiscipinary, international and collaborative networks

• A way for social science research to make a difference