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SeNSS offers over 40 funded Studentships every year

What social science Pathways does SeNSS offer?

SeNSS offers doctoral training across thirteen social science Pathways. Not all SeNSS partners offer all thirteen Pathways, so we have indicated which partners offer which Pathways below:

Pathway City Essex Goldsmiths Kent Reading Roehampton Royal Holloway Surrey Sussex UEA
Business and Management
Development Studies
Economics
Education
Human Geography
Linguistics
Politics and International Studies
Psychology
Science, Technology, and Sustainability
Social Anthropology
Social Work and Social Policy
Socio-Legal Studies
Sociology


Eligibility

SeNSS ESRC-funded Studentships are only available to Home or EU students. There is ONE exception to this rule: international students may apply for a SeNSS ECONOMICS Studentship, and, if successful, will be eligible for a full award. 

Full award eligibility:

To be eligible for a full award you must either be an international student applying for a SeNSS Economics Studentship, or a Home or EU student who satisfies the criteria below:

  • You must have settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK; AND

  • You must have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to 30 September 2017, when the Studentship starts. 'Ordinarily resident' means that you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from any temporary or occasional absences; AND

  • You must not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. However, this criterion does not apply to UK or EU nationals.

What’s included in a full award:

A full SeNSS ESRC-funded Studentship award includes the following for the duration of the award:

  • your University tuition fees: these are paid in full directly to your University;

  • a tax-free maintenance stipend to pay your living costs: this is currently set at £14,296 per year. For those studying at universities based in London, there is an additional £2,000 per year paid as London Weighting, given that the cost of living is higher for those living in London. If you are not studying at a London-based University, but still choose to live in London, you will not receive the London Weighting payment;

  • a research training support grant;.
  • access to other funds to be used for overseas fieldwork, overseas institutional visits, difficult language training etc.


A fees-only award includes the following for the duration of the award:

  • To be eligible for a fees-only award, you must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

What’s included in a fees-only award:

A full SeNSS ESRC-funded Studentship award includes the following for the duration of the award:

  • your University tuition fees: these are paid in full directly to your University;

  • a research training support grant;.
  • access to other funds to be used for overseas fieldwork, overseas institutional visits, difficult language training etc.


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