Why apply for SeNSS funding?
You will be paid £15,009 per year to undertake postgraduate studies (plus an extra £2,000 per year if you study at a London-based university), and your tuition fees will be paid.
You will be guided by excellent supervisors and receive high quality advanced research training.
You will be part of a postgraduate community spanning 10 universities and 13 social science disciplines.
You will make connections with our influential external partners including government departments, industry and NGOs.
This funding and these connections will help you launch your career.
What options does SeNSS offer?
Full-time and part-time study.
Fully-funded studentships (tax-free living costs at approximately £15k per year, plus £2k London weighting where relevant, and tuition fees of £4k+ per year) for UK and eligible EU students, and international Economics students.
Fees-only studentships (tuition fees of £4k+ per year) for EU students who have lived in the UK for less than three years.
Access to additional funding to support your research, UK or overseas fieldwork, international study visits, and language training.
Three different types of studentships:
Student-led studentships: create your own research proposal, and work on it with your chosen supervisor, or
Collaborative studentships: work on a research project devised by a supervisor and an external partner, or
Joint SeNSS-ARIES studentship: work on an inter-disciplinary Environment and Social Sciences research project devised by a supervisor.
Are you eligible?
Residential criteria: Fully-funded studentships are open to UK and EU students who have settled in the UK with no restrictions on their length of stay, and who have been a UK ‘ordinary resident’ for 3 years prior to 30 September 2020, and who have not have been residing in the UK mainly for the purpose of full-time education. Studentships are not available to international applicants except those applying for Economics.
To apply for a Masters plus PhD you will need: qualifications or professional experience equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.
To apply for a PhD only you will need: qualifications or professional experience equivalent to a Masters degree with distinction or merit, that includes relevant research methods training.
To apply for funding to complete your current PhD: please go to our FAQs page.
I am eligible! What should I do next?
Click on the studentship types which interest you for further details: