University of London Fully-Funded ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships, 2019

Fully-funded ESRC studentships are available to research students via this DTP. There are 37 studentships are available across the 10 SeNSS institutions for entry in October 2019.

Goldsmiths is part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded by the ESRC to train the next generation of social scientists.


Application Deadline: Please note there are some variations in application deadlines for individual pathways. The specific local deadlines for pathways involving Goldsmiths are as follows:

  • Educational Studies: Sunday, 20 January 2019 (11:59 pm)
  • Psychology: Sunday, Sunday 20 January 2019 (5 pm)
  • Social Anthropology: Friday 11 January 2019 (11:59 pm)
  • Sociology (including Media & Communications): Sunday 13 January 2019 (11:59 pm)

Degree Level: Doctoral training programme
Fields: Goldsmiths students are eligible to apply for funding in the following disciplinary pathways:

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology (students with relevant social science research interests in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, may apply under the Sociology pathway)

Host Country: UK

Home students

Studentships will cover your tuition fees for up to four years full-time (including for an MA or MSc if relevant) or the part-time equivalent and will provide an annual stipend.

This is currently worth (as of 2018/19) £16,777 including London Weighting. Those studying on a part-time basis will be eligible for  £8,388 per year pro rata.

EU students

EU students can apply for the 2019/20 year and, if successful, will receive a fees-only award.

International students

We regret that international students are not eligible for funding.

Number of Scholarships: There are 37 studentships are available across the 10 SeNSS institutions for entry in October 2019.

Eligible Countries: UK and EU students


  • Be ordinary resident in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay, and
  • Have been ‘ordinary resident’ in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK and
  • Not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. ( This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinary resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education).


Please complete the following steps:

  • Check your eligibility for the funding
  • Contact the department and a likely supervisor for your research
  • Apply for a PhD place at Goldsmiths, indicating clearly that you want to be considered for ESRC funding. If you’re applying for one of the 1+3 awards you’ll also need to apply for a Masters place.

Wherever possible please submit all supporting documents with your online application. In very unusual cases where this is not possible, please send them directly to the postgraduate administrator in the Goldsmiths academic department you are applying to, making it very clear that it’s for an ESRC-funded studentship

Goldsmiths Departmental academic contacts are:

As part of your application you’ll need to nominate two academic referees who will provide a reference on your suitability for a PhD programme. It is your responsibility to ensure that they provide the references by the deadline required.


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