Postgraduate research opportunities

Student Excellence Awards (SEA) 2021/22

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications from excellent students with original research proposals for the University of Strathclyde Student Excellence Awards for commencing study in October 2021.

Number of places

6

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

1 October 2020

Deadline

5 March 2021

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

You should have, or be expected to obtain, a first-class honours degree and/or a master’s degree with distinction.

EU candidates can apply and will have ‘home’ fee status as long as they have ‘settled status’ prior to 31st December 2020.  If an EU candidate does not have settled status then they will need to apply for a Student Route visa and will be classed as an overseas student.

Project Details

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications from excellent students with original research proposals for the University of Strathclyde Student Excellence Awards for commencing study in October 2021. These awards will cover student fees (at UK rates) and a stipend in line with UK Research Council rates. You should have, or be expected to obtain, a first-class honours degree and/or a master’s degree with distinction. 

Candidates from outside the UK will be considered but will be required to pay the difference between the Home and EU/International fee. 

The HaSS Faculty offers high quality facilities within its purpose-designed Graduate School premises and world-leading training through the University’s PG Certificate in Postgraduate Researcher Development

We are able to offer six awards across the following subject areas: 

  • English, Journalism, Gender Studies, Creative Writing, or History (School of Humanities)
  • Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Italian) (School of Humanities)
  • Law (School of Law)
  • Counselling, Physical Activity for Health, Psychology or Speech and Language Therapy (School of Psychological Sciences and Health)
  • Social Work or Social Policy (School of Social Work and Social Policy)
  • Education (School of Education)
  • Politics (please note that the School of Government and Public Policy has unique application instructions)

Funding Details

These awards will cover student fees (at UK rates) and a stipend in line with UK Research Council rates.

EU candidates can apply and will have ‘home’ fee status as long as they have ‘settled status’ prior to 31st December 2020.  If an EU candidate does not have settled status then they will need to apply for a Student Route visa and will be classed as an overseas student.

Overseas students can apply by demonstrating that they have sufficient additional funds to cover the difference between the Home and International tuition fees.  This difference currently being approximately £9,000 per annum.

Supervisor

For further information, contact the PGR Director in the relevant academic School. 

School of Humanities:

For English, Gender Studies, Journalism, Media and Communications  or Creative Writing contact – Dr David Goldie

For History and Modern Languages contact – Prof Richard Finlay

School of Law:  Prof Cyrus Tata

School of Psychological Sciences and Health:  Dr Louise Brown-Nicholls

School of Social Work and Social Policy:  Prof Katherine Smith

School of EducationProf Kate Wall

School of Government and Public Policy: Dr Heinz Brandenburg

Or the Graduate School

Contact us

How to apply

From the Graduate School website, you can navigate to your subject area and from there you will see the supervisors and their areas of expertise.  It is beneficial for you to make contact with a potential supervisor before you complete the online application or make contact with the relevant PGR Director (listed under the 'Supervisor' tab).  You should then…

  • Apply online via Pegasus by the stated closing date
  • In the "Programme Name", please select the appropriate PhD study area
  • In the "Funding" section of the application form, please write ‘SEA Scholarship’

You should upload the following documents with your application:

  • 1500 word research proposal
  • A 2-page CV, including your academic achievements and any professional experience
  • Academic transcripts
  • 2 Academic Reference letters

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 5th MARCH 2021 (midnight)

These awards are competitive and the selection panel will view all complete applications submitted by the closing date.  Please ensure you have followed all the steps under “how to apply”.  The start date will be 1st October 2021.