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ESRC studentships (in psychology)

Economic and Social Research CouncilEach year, we offer PhD studentships in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, held jointly between QMUL and Goldsmiths, University of London.  Applications for 2016 entry are now closed and will re-open autumn/winter 2016. Check back here then for more information.

You can contact potential supervisors at any time to prepare proposals for submission.


Students applying for the +3 studentship (three years of PhD study) must already have completed (or expect to complete by 1st Oct 2016) a relevant ESRC-approved Masters course and meet UK residency requirements as set out by the ESRC. 

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay.
  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.

Visit the ESRC website for further guidance on eligibility.

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