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PhD Scholarship at University of Manchester

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in social sciences at University of Manchester. The funding is only available for British students. The deadline for applying is January 26, 2015.

The Sustainable Consumption Institute is offering up to 5 fully funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates wishing to commence their doctoral studies in September 2015.

Benefits
The studentships comprise an annual stipend of £ 14,210, payment of fees up to the level charged for UK/EU students and £ 1,000 for fieldwork and conference expenses. It might be possible to cover the fees for non-UK/EU candidates, but this will only happen in exceptional circumstances. The studentship will be for direct entry onto the three year (+3) PhD programme. The programme will commence in September 2015. Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory performance.

Application Requirements
Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours UK degree. They must also have (or expect to gain) a UK Masters degree (or overseas equivalent) at Merit level (with a coursework/examination average of 60 % or more AND a dissertation mark of 60 % or more, with no mark below 50 %) or above in a relevant social science discipline.

Preference will be given to candidates whose Masters degree involves a significant element of social science research methods training, and those who performed at distinction level (70 % or higher) or equivalent.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of UK can apply for this scholarship. Successful candidates will therefore also be required to fulfill the normal admissions procedures for the school in which they will be based.

How to apply?
Applicants should email, a CV together with a covering letter and research proposal. Please note that applying for the SCI PhD studentship is separate process ing for entry to a PhD programme.

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