Essex is involved in seven pathways of study:
We hosted an online workshop and Q&A session for all potential applicants and supervisors on Thursday 5 November 2020. The slides from this session are available on request. Please contact the Graduate Administrator in the department to which you are applying, or email the PGRE Team.
You will receive subject-specific and advanced training, whilst undertaking your research in an innovative, ground-breaking and empowering research environment, amongst our thriving postgraduate community. You'll also be provided with opportunities for overseas visits and fieldwork, attending and presenting at conferences and events, academic publishing and work placement opportunities.
SeNSS Studentship Funding supports both full- and part-time study, and covers:
You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
You will play a leading role in the project as the doctoral researcher on the team.
SeNSS offers six ESRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) each year, which provide an opportunity for Post-Doctoral researcher to consolidate their PhD research through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.
The PDF grants provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for a fellowship for up to 18 months; however, this must be fully justified by the programme of activities being proposed.
One of these Fellowships is ring-fenced for an applicant whose proposal is aligned with UKRI/ESRC industrial strategy. For this competition, the ESRC defines alignment as either addressing specific skills gaps (AQM or data skills/science) or as entailing collaboration with a private sector partner, or co-designed research activity.