Candidates for ESRC funded studentships can be of either three years: PhD funding for students with Masters research training already, or three: Masters training plus PhD.
A good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. In the majority of cases, students will have undertaken an undergraduate course at a recognised UK higher education institution.
Economics studentships are open to all students regardless of their nationality.
There are a range of different types of studentship available:
1+3 Year Studentships (48 Months) These awards provide funding for a one year Masters degree and a three year PhD study. Students who have only completed or are in the process of completing an undergraduate degree should apply for these awards.
+3 Year Studentships (36 Months) These awards will suit applicants who wish to enter directly into a PhD programme and who have already completed a Masters degree, which incorporates 60 credits or more of research methods training.
Part-Time Studentships Part-time students receive funding for up to eight (8) years, which breaks down as up to two (2) years for Masters training and a further six (6) years for doctoral study.
Collaborative studentships These awards involve a non-academic partner organisation, such as the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, a local authority, NHS Trust, charity or business, and can take many forms.
Advanced Quantitative Methods These awards provide scholarships (1+3, +3, part-time) for students using advanced quantitative methods (AQM) in their PhD.
Fees only studentships Theses awards are available for all of the above types of studentships when EU students have not been primarily resident in the UK for the past three years.
For further information contact Professor Spiros Gounaris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply
Further information on the full ESRC application process can be found here: http://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/studentships/how_to_apply
In order to be nominated by Strathclyde Business School as a suitable candidate for one of these prestigious studentships, please contact the University Economics Pathway Representative Spiros Gounaris (email@example.com) as soon as possible and no later than Monday 23rd January.