Postgraduate Funding for Sociology


Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award

The Department of Sociology/Centre for Urban and Community Research within the Department of Sociology has offered the annual Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award for the past 15 years, in memory of singer and musician Kirsty MacColl.

This fees only award is made to one full-time Home/EU applicant who has a confirmed place on either the MA Photography & Urban Cultures or MA Cities & Society programme.

In order to apply, offer holders must email their CV and a 1,500 word essay to by 24 July 2020.

The award will go to the student who, in the 1,500 word essay, can best demonstrate the ways in which the award will enable their studies. The essay should respond to, and reflect on, the applicant’s own biographical interest in cities, as well as what the applicant wants to do in the future.

ESRC studentships

Goldsmiths is part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the ESRC to train the next generation of social scientists.

If you're thinking about carrying out a research degree in social science, you could be eligible to apply for a studentship covering your fees for up to four years and an annual stipend (currently £16,296, inclusive of London Weighting).

Find out more about this ESRC funding.


AHRC studentships

Goldsmiths is also part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East England (CHASE), funded by the AHRC and offering studentships that may be suitable for some projects based in Sociology.

Find out more about this AHRC funding.

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