City Graduate School
  1. City Graduate School
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  3. Doctoral Studentships
  1. Fees and funding
  2. Doctoral Studentships
City Graduate School

Doctoral Studentships

City, University of London

Investing in Academic Excellence

City, University of London's recent REF 2014 results show a marked increase in the quality of our research output, with over 75% of our submissions rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Our Schools aim to build on the success of City's 2014 REF and may offer studentships to a limited number of outstanding research students. To find out if you might be eligible, or if funding is available, please contact the School, Department or Research Centre in which you hope to study in order to discuss your research proposal and establish whether you can be supported.

City, University of London via SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership

City, University of London, and the South-East Network for Social Science invite applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD studentship awards within the following fields:

  • Business and Management
  • Economics

Why City?

As a research student at City, you will become part of an academic community that is committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions, passionate about maintaining international levels of research excellence and committed to providing extensive support for doctoral students. As a SeNSS student at City you will work within Cass Business school or the Department of Economics in the School of Social Sciences and Arts. You will have access to regular SeNSS pathway development events and seminars, and City researcher development courses.

What is SeNSS?

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council. The SeNSS consortium is formed of 10 leading UK universities, all of which are engaged in cutting-edge social science research and training. The SeNSS consortium members are: universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Reading, Roehampton, Surrey and Sussex, as well as City, Goldsmiths and Royal Holloway from the University of London. As a SeNSS student you will have opportunities to access to training and development activities across the consortium.

What does SeNSS at City have to offer?

If you are successful in attracting a SeNSS studentship you will:

  • Have your fees paid and receive a stipend to cover your living expenses (subject to residential eligibility in the UK; EU residents will have only their fees paid; students from outside the EU are only eligible to apply for the Economics pathway).
  • Be eligible to apply for further financial support for training and research expenses, such as conference trips, overseas fieldwork, and learning a language or other skill integral to your research project.
  • Benefit from an inspiring research training environment that empowers you to develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to City's body of research Programme.
  • Benefit from City's location in central London  which puts you at the heart of business, finance, the creative industries, law and government.

How to apply?

If you wish to apply for a SeNSS studentship you must first apply for a place on a PhD course at City, University of London.

For Business & Management:

For Economics:

Once you have made your application, you will be informed about the password to access the SeNSS application form.

SeNSS studentships are only open to UK and EU students who meet the RCUK residency requirements. International students may apply for the Economics pathway, but are not eligible for any other pathway.

Applicants are asked to read the criteria available here to check that you are eligible to apply. This is for current students only.

Application Guidance (October 2017)

Please note:

The deadline for applications to the City, University of London is midnight 21st January 2018.