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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,
  • Sociology.

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 the Universities of:

  • East Anglia,
  • Essex,
  • Kent,
  • Reading,
  • Roehampton,
  • Surrey,
  • Sussex.

As well as

  • City,
  • Goldsmiths,
  • and Royal Holloway.

As a SeNSS student you will have opportunities and access to training and development activities across the consortium.

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 Business and Management, Economics or Sociology PhD course at City, University of London. 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.

The deadline for applications is midnight 20th January 2020.

Further Information

The SeNSS team will be holding two live ‘Ask SeNSS’ Q&A sessions via their Twitter account @SeNSSDTP on Thursday 24 October and Tuesday 12 November. The SeNSS team will also be holding a SeNSS applicant workshop at City, on Friday 8 November.

Contact a member of Research Support Services to find out more