About this project
The University of Hull is a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. We are looking for talented students to join us for a world-class start to your research career by doing a funded social science research degree at Hull.
This innovative Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration between the leading social science departments in the Universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York.
The partnership distributes funded PhD places to excellent students to train and nurture the next generation of world-class social science researchers with outstanding skills and potential. It is funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of the national research funding body: UKRI.
Sorry, applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Please check back for information on how to apply for September 2022 entry from Summer 2021.
What we offer
There are two types of fully-funded PhD studentships available for full or part-time study in three of our leading social science departments: Geography, Geology and Environment, History and Psychology. The two routes are:
4-year programme (referred to as a 1+3 programme).
Your first year on this programme will be the Taught Masters (MSc) in Social Sciences. This will introduce you to social science research design, to quantitative and qualitative methods, and ways to develop your professional skills. The second year onwards is the PhD degree, which involves developing, undertaking and completing a PhD on your own research design, alongside ongoing research training.
3-year programme (referred to as +3).
This programme is a three-year PhD only. To qualify for this route you will need to have a Masters degree already that meets the requirements regarding social science methods training, or to be able to demonstrate significant social sciences research training skills and experience equivalent to a Masters degree.
In addition to the Pathway awards, the WRDTP is also offering 4 funded Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards. Priority will be given to those who will be working with large data sets (an ESRC priority).
To apply for a White Rose studentship, first of all you need contact the lead academic for the Pathway you are interested in. See below.
Before you apply, it is vital that you identify a suitable prospective supervisor. You will need to work closely with them to develop a research proposal between now and the application deadline. The research proposal must fit within one of the research pathways below. Further details on the five research pathways can be found here.