Postgraduate research opportunities

School of Government & Public Policy - PhD Studentships (2021/22)

The School of Government and Public Policy is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships offered by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and the University of Strathclyde’s Student Excellence Awards (SEA).

Number of places

To be determined

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

15 October 2020

Deadline

4 December 2020

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

International students will not be put forward for student-led competitions unless additional funding has been secured to supplement the Home/EU fee provided through SGSSS.

Funding Details

The School of Government and Public Policy is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships offered by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and the University of Strathclyde’s Student Excellence Awards (SEA). These awards will cover student fees (at UK rates) and a stipend equivalent to UKRI rates for the length of the PhD and master’s degree (where appropriate). Promising candidates will have already or be expected to obtain, a first-class honours degree or a master’s degree with distinction.

International students will not be put forward for student-led competitions unless additional funding has been secured to supplement the Home/EU fee provided through SGSSS.

How to apply

To be considered by the School of Government and Public Policy for the above awards, apply by 4 December 2020. We invite applications from candidates across all fields of empirical political science, with a specific emphasis on comparative politics, public policy or international relations.

Enclose the following documents with your application:

  1. 1500 word research proposal
  2. A 2-page CV, including your academic achievements and any professional experience.
  3. Academic transcript
  4. 2 Academic reference letters

Please email your application including the requested documents to the PGR Director of the School of Government and Public Policy, Dr Heinz Brandenburg.