SGSSS offers fully-funded awards, which provide a maintenance grant, tuition fees, and an annual Research Training Support Grant (RTSG).
We offer a range of different types of studentship including:
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 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 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. More information can be found here.
Advanced Quantitative Methods
These awards provide scholarships (1+3, +3, part-time) for students using advanced quantitative methods (AQM) in their PhD. Further information on AQM process and application forms can be found here.
ESRC Data Sets
These awards provide scholarships (1+3, +3, part-time) for students using ESRC Data Sets in their PhD. Further information on ESRC Data Sets and application forms can be found here.
These studentships are available for students who will be applying and learning methods and concepts from disciplines that cross Research Council boundaries (1+3, +3, part-time). Further information can be found in Guidance on Steers and Targets here.
Fees Only Studentships
Fees only studentships 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.