ESRC Doctoral Studentships for September 2019 entry


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. Applications for entry in October 2019 are invited.

Please visit the SeNSS website for more information on the Doctoral Training Partnership, participating universities, and the doctoral studentship competition.

Award amount

‌Home students

Studentships will cover your tuition fees for up to four years (including for an MA or MSc) or relevant part-time equivalent, and provide an annual stipend of £16,777 including London Weighting. Those studying on a part-time basis would be eligible for £8,388 per year pro rata.

EU students

EU students can apply for the 2018/19 year and may receive a fees only award as in previous years.

International students

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 pathway
    If you don’t already have a Masters degree with an extensive methods component then this is the route you should probably apply for: 1 year funded to do a research Masters, followed by 3 years funded to do your PhD.
  • +3 pathway
    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: 3 years funding to do your PhD

How to apply for an ESRC Studentship within Sociology 

Please complete the following steps:

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.

Applications must be received by Sunday 13th January 2019 (11.59pm GMT). Late applications will not be considered.We are sorry but we are not able to offer feedback regarding the decision on any ESRC studentship application submitted.

Please also refer to the Graduate School's page