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Postgraduate Research Studentships in Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an outstanding international reputation for high quality research, with strong international links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world. Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and regularly engage with governments, policy advisers and other public and private sector organisations. 

The Faculty is divided into seven Schools - Economics (ECO), Education (EDU), International Development (DEV), Law (LAW), the Norwich Business School (NBS), Psychology (PSY) and Social Work (SWK) – and the Social Science Graduate School oversees an advanced programme of supervised research degrees and research training across this range of disciplines.


Our research degrees offer you the opportunity to conduct high quality and impactful research under the supervision of internationally renowned academics and to develop research and transferable skills that will support your future career in academia, industry or elsewhere.

Funding Opportunities

UEA studentships

The Social Sciences Graduate School is pleased to announce that it will be awarding at least seven Faculty fully funded PhD studentships. All the awards cover full international fees and up to three of the studentships may combine an approved research Master's course and a PhD (4 years total funding).

Studentships are available for the following Schools; please follow the links for School specific details:

Studentships cover all tuition fees and include a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £15,009 per year), as well as a research training support grant. Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.


The deadline for these studentships has now passed.

A number of funded and self-funded PhD projects are offered throughout the academic year.

Further projects will be advertised in due course.

We welcome applications from students with their own funding all year - please enquire for further information.

For further information please contact the UEA PGR Office:


Tel: +44 (0)1603 591709


Fees and Funding for Postgraduates