Postgraduate research

SCDTP social sciences funding

Fund your Social Sciences PhD through the ESRC SCDTP

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Applications for this round of ESRC SCDTP studentships have now closed. For further information on the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) please see their website. We will be advertsing the next round of studentships available on our webpages toward the end of this year for 2018/19 entry.

If you would like for us to contact you when applications open, please send an email to: graduate.school@port.ac.uk

Please see below information on how the process is carried out should you wish to apply when applications open in the autumn (2017).

The studentships are for social science research in Psychology and Area Studies subjects only.

As well as covering all tuition fees, the studentship also includes an annual maintenance grant, of £14,553 (2017/18).

The SCDTP is a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. There are 36 studentships available each year for social science students carrying out PhD studies (+3) or Master’s and PhD studies (1+3) at these three universities. 

The studentships are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and available to UK students.

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How the application process works

A University supervisor needs to support any SCDTP application. Therefore, candidates were required to contact them prior to official application.

During 2017/18, 7 specific projects were advertised across Psychology and Area Studies. Details of each project and supervisory lead are listed below.

The univeristy also welcomed applicants own research project proposal. Please see the research centre contacts for specific research areas, expertise and contact information.

Applicants also had to submit an online application before submitting their SCDTP application.

Eligibility

To be eligible candidates must be considered as a UK resident and hold a good honours degree (2:1 and above), from a UK higher education institution.

Contact details and further information

Psychology projects (currently closed)

The above 3 projects do not require a project proposal as these are pre-approved projects. However, applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 500 words.

Psychology Open Call (currently closed)

Psychology research at the University of Portsmouth consists of three research centres and one research group.

These are: 

To discuss your own research project proposal and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Psychology at the University, contact the lead of the research centres listed above or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator (Professor Alan Costall - alan.costall@port.ac.uk)

Area Studies projects available (currently closed) 

The above 4 projects do not require a project proposal as these are pre-approved projects. However, applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 500 words.

To discuss your application and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Psychology and Area Studies at the University, please email the first supervisor as noted after each project title.

Area Studies Open Call (currently closed)

The University’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) brings together world leading research in Area Studies.

There are more than 60 members of CEISR. Their research is organised into eight clusters

To discuss your own research project proposal and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Area Studies at the University, use the contact details above.