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Postgraduate Funding

ISER is an interdisciplinary research centre with a thriving PhD programme. We offers PhD supervision in the following research pathways:

  • Economics
  • Applied Social & Economic Research
  • Survey Methodology
  • Health Research

Doctoral Training Programme Studentships (DTP)

The University of Essex is a member of a the South East Network for Social Sciences DTP (the deadline for the 2018-2019 round of DTP Scholarships is Monday January 8, 2018).

We are now accepting applications from students wishing to study for a PhD (+3) or an MSc followed by a PhD (1+3) in the economics and sociology pathways.

These studentships are open to all suitably qualified applicants, from the UK and EU.

You will find further information about how to apply for the studentships and opportunities through the South East Network for Social Sciences website.

Scholarships offered through the Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

We are seeking bright, motivated applicants to form the first cohort of students in the new Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Biosocial Science jointly funded by the Economic & Social Research Council and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council. (Deadline Monday January 29, 2018).

For more information please visit the soc-b website.

Studentships offered by Understanding Society

Demography and inequality
A linked Understanding Society studentship is available from Autumn 2017.

Studentships offered by ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

The ESRC Research Centre for Micro Social Change (MiSoC), based at ISER, has funding for one studentship. This studentship is a specific area under the supervision of named researchers:

Are recessions good or bad for health? What might the mechanisms be? (Health Research), supervised by Professor Michaela Benzeval and Professor Paul Clarke.

Please contact Professor Benzeval or Professor Clarke in the first instance with questions on your research proposal.

The fourth studentship is available for students whose research could contribute to any part of MiSoC’s research programme, and is available for students following the Economics or Applied Social & Economic Research pathways. MiSoC’s research programme is summarised here. If you are unsure whether your research proposal would fall under the MiSoC programme, then you should raise this when you contact us. Please note that, because there is only one of these studentships, we expect to award it to a candidate with a very strong application.

We are now accepting applications from students wishing to study for a PhD (+3) or an MSc followed by a PhD (1+3) in the economics and sociology pathways.

These studentships are open to all suitably qualified applicants, from the UK and EU.

You will find further information about how to apply for the studentships and opportunities through the South East Network for Social Sciences website.


The University of Essex website has details of other postgraduate scholarships and funding opportunities open to students.

Please note: ISER does not participate in the University of Essex scholarship scheme.


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