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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for University-funded doctoral studentships as well as applications for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded doctoral studentships as part of the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership. Additionally we offer full and part-time +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) ESRC funded studentships as part of the SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership

Faculty Studentships

The Faculty offered 18 studentships for entry in October 2017 open to UK, EU and International applicants.

Areas of study:

The majority of University studentships cover tuition fees at UK/EU rates, a tax-free maintenance stipend (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. Up to two university studentships will be awarded to international students from outside the EU and will cover tuition fees at international rates, a maintenance stipend and research training support grant.

Further details of fees and maintenance grants can be found on our  PGR Fees and Funding pages.

Application Deadline: now closed for entry in 2017/18

CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

Our intellectual environment fosters the problem-driven and cross- and interdisciplinary research vital to addressing the new challenges of a world shaped by the speed of technological innovation and global change. Understanding and promoting the value of human culture and creativity in addressing such challenges is central to the CHASE vision of postgraduate research and professional development.

We support discipline-based projects, but also specialise in interdisciplinary research and research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. Our research and training environment encourages our doctoral students to develop interdisciplinary methodologies and to explore how to integrate their research with developments in digital technologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading arts and humanities organisations and creative industries provides an outstanding resource for future CHASE scholars.

The CHASE DTP awarded up to 75 studentships for entry in October 2017 open to UK and EU applicants. UK resident awards consist of fees and a tax-free maintenance stipend and EU resident awards are a fees-only award.

CHASE welcomes applications for full and part-time modes of study as well as cross-institutional supervision arrangements across the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership. Please discuss these options with your prospective supervisor and/or School PGR Director.

In addition, a research training support grant will cover professional development opportunities, including the enhancement of public engagement skills and placements with CHASE partner organisations in the UK and overseas.

Application Deadline: now closed for entry in 2017/18

SeNSS - South East Network for Social SciencesESRC - Economic & Social Research Council

SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), enables doctoral students to build strong relationships with both academic, user, and practitioner networks at a number of different levels. The consortium already contains over 200 existing partnerships with external organizations and opportunities to engage with these organizations embedded in the design of its various training pathways and cohort development activities. UEA's doctoral students will also be able to access excellent research, transferable skills, and advanced training, provisioned in their home institution and across the other nine consortium institutions (which include the Universities of Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Reading, Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths College, Roehampton, & City University).

As a member of SeNSS, UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.

Applications will be open in October 2017 for full and part-time +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) ESRC funded studentships. Funding is available to candidates who meet the UK/EU residency requirements defined in the RCUK's Conditions of Research Council Grants and relative to the following subject areas within the Faculty: Social Anthropology, Linguistics, and Politics and International Studies.

For further information about ESRC SeNSS studentships please visit:

For queries related to SeNSS, or if you would like to be informed when applications for 2018/19 open, please contact the PGR Service via

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Further Information

Download guidance notes (PDF, 196KB) on how to apply to for a CHASE studentship at UEA.

For further information on how to apply for a Faculty studentship please see:   

Alternatively please contact the Graduate School Office

Email: or phone (01603) 591709