School of Business and Economics


6 Nov 2018

Competitive PhD studentships for Midlands Graduate Schools now open

Applications for studentships are now open for the Midlands Graduate School (MGS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The application seeks top-quality UK and EU social science doctoral students across a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways in the social science discipline.

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick.

The studentship is worth £14,777 per annum and covers tuition fees, as well as provides a maintenance stipend (subject to eligibility) and support for innovative research training. This will provide exceptional opportunities for high-achieving and motivated individuals, including opportunities for future collaboration.

The MGS offers 17 different training pathways that span the following social science disciplines:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Area Studies
  • Communication & Media
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Health & Wellbeing and Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Human Geography
  • Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Digital Society
  • Management & Business Studies and Finance
  • Museum Studies
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Sociology

The type of studentships available are:

  • +3 year (PhD)
  • +3.5 year (PhD requiring 2 ESRC research skill modules)
  • 4 year (1+3 – Masters leading directly to a PhD award)

Applications are now open and will close on 22 January 2019.

Applications are highly competitive, so students are advised to seek support from academic members at the School to help prepare a strong research proposal.

To check your eligibility and find out how to apply, visit here.

Please note that funding is only available to UK and EU full-time and part-time students only.