Funding support for higher degrees at University of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2017 09:27 AM |
University offers opportunities for Master’s and PhD qualifications

Issued by University of Leicester on 17 November 2017

The University of Leicester is providing support for people interested in advancing their educational qualifications.

Opportunities for funded support are available through the ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications are now open for Midlands Graduate School PhD funding for 2018 entry - with some options available for Master’s students.

To help people take up the opportunities available to them, there will be an Application Writing Workshop on Wednesday 22 November at 3pm in Ken Edwards 322 at the University of Leicester. This workshop will also be available as a live webinar.

Gavin Brown, Associate Professor in Human Geography and Midlands Graduate School Human Geography Pathway Lead at Leicester, said: “The ESRC studentships from the Midlands Graduate School are a great opportunity to recruit the next generation of social scientists to contribute to the world-leading research ambitions of the University of Leicester.

“Writing workshops like this demonstrate the time and commitment that leading researchers are willing to invest in recruiting and training the research leaders of the future.”

Studentships at Leicester will be offered in the following pathways:

·         Communication and Media

·         Economic and Social History

·         Health and Wellbeing

·         Human Geography

·         Museum Studies

Midlands Graduate School is a consortium of six universities with funding for PhD studentships in the social sciences from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

For more information about the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership and for details of eligibility, funding, and research supervision areas contact

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest funder of research on the social and economic questions facing us today. It supports the development and training of the UK’s future social scientists and also funds major studies that provide the infrastructure for research. ESRC-funded research informs policymakers and practitioners and helps make businesses, voluntary bodies and other organisations more effective. The ESRC also works collaboratively with six other UK research councils and Innovate UK to fund cross-disciplinary research and innovation addressing major societal challenges. The ESRC is an independent organisation, established by Royal Charter in 1965, and funded mainly by the Government.


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