20th November 2014

ESRC studentships in Socio-Legal Studies/Criminology are available at the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde.

Interested applicants should apply directly to the university where they believe their research interests are best represented in staff research activity. Awards will be allocated competitively by the governance committee representing the five universities. Students will work together with others from across Scotland and have rich opportunities to develop their interdisciplinary networks and expertise.

Candidates may apply for two types of studentships:

1. 1+3 awards: Students will be funded for a one year MRes or MSc, with an emphasis on research methods, followed by three years of PhD research. (These awards are available at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling although arrangements can be made to do the first year MSc research methods course at Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling Universities and the remaining three year PhD at Dundee or Strathclyde Universities).

2. +3 awards: Students who can demonstrate that they already have sufficient training (and/or experience) in research methods via recognized Masters qualification or its equivalent will be funded for three years of research on a topic of their choosing. (These awards are available at all five universities).

Eligibility: The competition is open to (a) UK and EU students who have completed (or expect to complete by the end of the current academic year a Masters qualification in Socio-Legal Studies or Criminology or in a related discipline (e.g., Law, Sociology) from an ESRC recognised outlet and (b) UK and EU students planning to undertake such a Masters qualification followed by a doctorate.

Funding: Studentships will cover maintenance and fees for UK candidates, or fees only for EU candidates, starting from autumn 2015.

For details of how to apply please consult the Scottish Graduate School website

Please note that you must make contact with the designated pathway representative at the institution of your choice before registering your interest with the DTC. Applicants will also need to submit an application for admission to the university in question – please note that deadlines for submission may differ in different institutions so check the details carefully

Information about PhD programmes, including areas of supervision and how to apply can be found at the following institution webpages: