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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

SeNSS collaborative studentship competition 2021/22

The Violence and Society Centre - in conjunction with the Department of Sociology at City, University of London - is offering a fully funded PhD studentship.

  • Project: Patterns of victim-survivor utilisation of domestic violence support services
  • Deadline for application to City: 18th January
  • Deadline for application to SeNSS: 1st March 2021
  • Supervisor: Prof. Sylvia Walby

The studentship provides the opportunity to join a research collaboration between the University and Women’s Aid Federation of England, as well as invaluable experience working at the intersection between policy-relevant academic research and support services in the domestic violence sector.

The research explores patterns of utilisation of services for women experiencing domestic violence and the most effective configuration of domestic violence support services. This studentship would suit someone with an interest in pursuing a career in data analysis concerning violence and society, especially domestic violence and abuse, either in academia or the third sector.

How to apply for the SeNSS collaborative studentship 2021/22

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SeNSS Studentships

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. Please state your interest in applying for a SeNSS studentship in the application. Once you have made your application, you will be informed about the password to access the SeNSS application form.

SeNSS studentships are generally open to UK and EU students who meet the RCUK residency requirements.

The deadline for applications is midnight 18th January 2021.

Further Information

The SeNSS team will be holding two live ‘Ask SeNSS’ Q&A sessions via their Twitter account @SeNSSDTP on 22nd October, 5th November and 14th November 2020. Please register here.

Contact a member of Research Support Services to find out more