EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Environment, Education and Development 2020 entry

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Environment, Education and Development


Each studentship comprises  tuition fees, an annual stipend starting at approximately £15,000 and £1,000 research training support grant per year for three years.

Specified use

There are full studentships and tuition fees-only studentships available depending on the candidates' residential eligibility.

Tenable period

The studentships are tenable for three years commencing 1 October 2020

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One full-time PhD studentships is offered for candidates commencing the PhD studies in academic session 2020- 2021

Funding provider

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Geography
  • International Development
  • Planning and Environmental Management

Academic requirements

Candidates must have an Upper Second class honours degree or above and a masters degree with an overall mark of 60% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Additionally, they are expected to meet the specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC's research themes. Please see EPSRC website for information.

Application procedure

  1. Submit a complete application for one of the School's PhD programmes through the University of Manchester's online application procedure for postgraduate study by 28th February 2020.
  2. Send an email to pgr-seedfunding@manchester.ac.uk to express interest in the scholarship and request consideration for this funding opportunity.

Application form

Additional documentation

  • Degree certificate and transcripts
  • Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.
  • A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)
  • Two academic references 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, where applicable

Selection body

Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Committee

Closing date

28 February 2020

Decision date

The outcome of this competition is expected to be announced at the end of May/early June 2020. Individual feedback on applications will not be available.

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