Scholarships and Funding for PhD

Economic and Social Research Council - September 2018 entry

We are currently accepting applications to be nominated for the ESRC Open Competition for research students for September 2018 entry.

Deadline for all documents to be submitted: 16 January 2018 1200hrs GMT. Edinburgh Law School hosts students on the Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology Pathway. Details of the studentships can be found on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website

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Francesca Soliman, ESRC award winner 2016, Criminology
Francesca Soliman, ESRC award winner 2016, Criminology

Information about studentships

These fully-funded studentships can be used to cover fees and a living allowance for:

  • three years of PhD study, if the student already meets ESRC research skills criteria (normally equivalent to 1/3 of an MSc dedicated to research training);
    or
  • a one year MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, including research training, plus three years of PhD study. 

For alternative MSc options in research training, consult the pathway representative, Andy Aydin Aitchison at andy.aydin-aitchison@ed.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which of these you are eligible for, please check the eligibility criteria on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website.

Check eligibility criteria

Further queries on eligibility should be directed to the local Socio-Legal and Criminology pathway representative, Andy Aydın Aitchison, at
andy.aydin-aitchison@ed.ac.uk

How to apply

To be considered, please apply to either the MSc programme or PhD programme and e-mail the pathway representative (as above) stating your wish to be included in the competition.

Apply to the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Apply to the PhD programme 

Your application will need to include an ESRC proposal form for the research. You can upload this form directly from the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

Download ESRC proposal form (word document)