The University of Stirling is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre (www.socsciscotland.ac.uk). The Scottish DTC is the largest consortium in the UK and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities. Stirling students will be part of a Scottish postgraduate community and will have a range of opportunities to develop their expertise and their networks, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary.
Funding available for PhD (+3) and Masters + PhD (1+3).
The deadline for registering your intention to apply for an ESRC studentship is 22 February 2013
We recommend that you identify your supervisor early - talk to them about your proposal and application.
Pathway contacts at Stirling (see table below) can help you identify a supervisor for your proposed research project. For more information about areas of research visit our school pages:
We welcome applications in the following areas:
|ESRC DTC Pathway||Contact point|
|Accounting and Finance||Dr Khaled Hussainey|
|Business and Management||Professor Linda Bauld|
|Economics and Social History||Dr James Smyth|
|Economics||Professor Liam Delaney|
|Education||Professor Tara Fenwick|
|Environment, Climate Change and Energy||Professor Ian Simpson|
|Families, Relationships and Demographic Change||Professor Alison Bowes|
|Health||Dr Tessa Parkes|
|Social Care||Professor Alison Bowes|
|Social Policy||Professor Kirstein Rummery|
|Social Work||Professor Brigid Daniel|
|Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology||Professor Gill McIvor|
|Sociology||Dr Samantha Punch|
The applications to the University of Stirling and the ESRC-DTC are submitted in parallel. You must complete both processes (ESRC and University).
You are required to apply to the University of Stirling by the 11 February 2013 - only those candidates with an offer to study at Stirling can submit an application for a funded place through the ESRC-DTC.
Register on the ESRC-DTC application portal 22 February 2013.
Full applications must be submitted by 8 March 2013.
The studentships will cover maintenance and fees for UK candidates, or fees only for EU candidates.
The competition is open to: