The University of East Anglia (UEA) is part of a newly-accredited Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences.
The major award for the South and East Network for Social Sciences (SENSS) means that UEA is among universities whose students are eligible for government-funded PhD studentships in social sciences.
The accreditation is awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Prof Samuel Fountain, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UEA Doctoral College said: “This award exemplifies UEA’s research strength and leadership in Social Sciences and how well placed we are for training the next generation of highly skilled people in this area.
“Importantly the partnership pledges to offer all postgraduate researchers an external placement, providing an excellent opportunity for developing networks and training.”
The first cohort of PhD studentships will start in October 2024.
The SENSS partnership brings UEA together with seven other partners: University of Essex, City, University of London, Cranfield University, Goldsmiths College, University of Lincoln, Middlesex University and Roehampton University.
The programme is built on three commitments around genuinely interdisciplinary research, equality, diversity and inclusivity and civic responsibilities. These reflect UEA’s strong links with industry, government and the voluntary sector.