How to Apply

Competition for ESRC Studentships is now reopen!

Students can apply to any of the three Universities.

Soc-B studentships are based across social and biological science departments in three centres of excellence in biosocial research: UCL, University of Manchester and University of Essex. Soc-B PhD studentships are four-year (+4) studentships with the first year spent in project rotations and biosocial training before selecting a PhD research topic for years 2-4.

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Upper Second Class Bachelor’s degree and/or a Master’s degree (preferably with a merit or distinction) in a social or biological science. Candidates must apply to only one of the three participating Soc-B institutions (University College London, University of Manchester or University of Essex).

A full application will include:

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf (except for the Equal Ops form) and be clearly labelled with your full name and Soc-B application by Sunday 28th March 2021 at 00:00 midnight GMT, please return full applications to socbcdt@ucl.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 28th March 2021 at 00:00 midnight GMT. Only ONE application for a studentship beginning in September 2020 may be submitted to the Soc-B CDT. Applicants should not submit applications to multiple institutions.

For further advice or guidance please contact the Soc-B CDT Director: Professor Yvonne Kelly (y.kelly@ucl.ac.uk)

For more details regarding supervisory support at each institution, please check our People page. For more on each on each institution click below.

*University of Essex Soc-B CDT 

*University of Manchester Soc-B CDT