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PhD Student Excellence Award 2016/17

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 commencing in October 2016. 

 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 (see:


  • Number of scholarships 3
  • Opens 19 February 2016
  • Deadline 29 February 2016


We are able to offer three awards. One award will be made in each of the following subject areas:

  •  English, Journalism and Creative Writing
  •  Law and Criminology
  •  One further award in any of the following subject areas: Counselling, Creative Writing, Education, English, European Policies, History, Journalism, Law, French, Italian, Spanish, Government and Public Policy, Physical Activity for Health, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy.

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

How to apply

  • All applicants must apply online ( for a place on the PhD programme at Strathclyde by the closing date.
  • You should upload the following documents with your application:
  • In the ‘Funding’ section of the application form, please write ‘SEA scholarship’.

-          A  500-word research proposal

-          A 2-page CV, including your academic achievements and any professional experience.

-          Academic transcripts

  • You must also arrange for two academic references to be sent to us, by the closing date.
  • Applicants already holding doctoral qualifications should not apply.