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Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarships, Social Sciences


As part of our commitment to investing in research that shapes lives and society, we are awarding 15 fully-funded Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships for 2015.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see Overview tab for award funding below.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship Competition

Nottingham Trent University has an outstanding reputation for our commitment to research that shapes lives and society. As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence we are delighted to announce the availability of 15 fully funded PhD bursary places.

The School of Social Sciences has research that is world leading and internationally recognised for the major contribution that it has made to the advancement of knowledge. Covering a range of disciplines, Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent has a strong focus on theoretically-informed and applied research that is multi-disciplinary in nature.

We particularly welcome applications in the following projects / themes:

Sociology, Criminology, Social Work and Professional Practice projects

Politics and IR projects

Psychology projects

Interdisciplinary projects


The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship competition is open to applicants who wish to study for a PhD on a full-time basis only. The scholarships will pay UK/EU fees (currently set at £3,996 for 2014/15 and are revised annually) and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (this is revised annually and is currently £13,863 for academic year 2014/15) for up to three years*. The scholarships are due to commence in October 2015.

Register and download your application pack

Get further information and download an application pack.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 12 December 2014

For informal enquiries about this competition within the School of Social Sciences, please contact Professor Matt Henn or Professor Di Bailey.

*Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful non-EU candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2014/15 are £12,000 for non-EU students and £3,996 for UK/EU students).