PhD students who wish to study at Goldsmiths can bid for the 37 studentships available within SeNSS
Goldsmiths is part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded by the ESRC to train the next generation of social scientists. Fully-funded ESRC studentships are available to research students via this DTP. There are 37 studentships are available across the 10 SeNSS institutions for entry in October 2018.
Studentships will cover your tuition fees for up to four years full-time (including for an MA or MSc if relevant) or the part-time equivalent and will provide an annual stipend. This is currently worth (as of 2017/18) £16,553 including London Weighting. Part-time students will be eligible to £8,276 per year.
EU students can apply for the 2018/19 year and, if successful, will receive a fees-only award.
We regret that international students are not eligible for funding.
Routes for research and training
There are a variety of flexible routes for research and training, depending on your background and the research you’re planning to undertake.
- 1+3 route
If you don’t already have a Masters degree with an extensive methods component then you should consider applying for a 1+3 route, which offers 1 years funding to undertake a research Masters, followed by 3 years funding to undertake your PhD.
- +3 route
If you already have a Masters degree with an extensive research component (eg a research Masters offered by an ESRC DTC) then you will need to apply for this route which offers 3 years funding to do your PhD.
- +4 route
Some of our departments don’t offer a suitable research Masters, but instead offer a +4 route: 4 years funding to do your PhD, taking core research training courses from the DTP in your first year. You will cover the same material as the students doing the 1+3 route, but you will not receive a separate Masters degree.
Eligible subject areas
How to apply
Please complete the following steps:
- Check your eligibility for the funding
- Contact the department and a likely supervisor for your research
- Apply for a PhD place at Goldsmiths, indicating clearly that you want to be considered for ESRC funding. If you're applying for one of the 1+3 awards you'll also need to apply for a Masters place.
Wherever possible please submit all supporting documents with your online application. In very unusual cases where this is not possible, please send them directly to the postgraduate administrator in the Goldsmiths academic department you are applying to, making it very clear that it's for an ESRC-funded studentship
Goldsmiths Departmental academic contacts are:
- Education- Dr Anna Traianou email@example.com and Dr John Jessel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Psychology- Dr James Moore email@example.com
- Anthropology- Dr Mark Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sociology- Dr Monica Greco email@example.com
- Media and Communications- Professor Gareth Stanton firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of your application you’ll need to nominate two academic referees who will provide a reference on your suitability for a PhD programme. It is your responsibility to ensure that they provide the references by the deadline required.
You need first to apply to departments for a PhD place (or Masters and PhD if appropriate). You should indicate that you are interested in being considered for SeNSS ESRC funding. Please note the application deadlines for individual pathways are different and are as follows:
- Educational Studies: Sunday, 21 January (11:59 pm)
- Psychology: Wednesday, 17 January (5 pm)
- Social Anthropology: Sunday, 21 January (11:59 pm)
- Sociology: Friday, 8 December (11:59 pm)
The academic department to which you’ve applied will consider your application and may invite you for an interview. If successful you will be offered a place on the relevant PhD research programme.
The department has an allocation of nominations that they can make to the relevant pathway for funding. If you are amongst the strongest candidates applying within the pathway at Goldsmiths, then you may be nominated to go forward to the next stage of the competition. If you are nominated to go forward to this stage, you will be advised and required to complete a separate studentship application.
If nominated, your application will be considered at the SeNSS DTP studentship selection panels, who will then make their funding offers to the best of the nominated candidates.
If you would like further information about the South-east Network for Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, or would like to informally discuss the studentship application process, please contact Gillian McWhirt on email@example.com.