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The NEDTC is seeking to recruit postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Applicants applying for a studentship must hold or be predicted a First or a good 2:1 undergraduate degree in the social sciences, or have relevant comparable experience.

A masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the North East DTC. A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs.  All studentships can be offered on a full or part time basis.

Additionally, if you are applying for a +3 award then you must also hold or be completing a Masters degree in the social sciences, which includes at least 60 credits of research methods training.

Applicants must be a United Kingdom citizen or be a resident of another European Union country to hold an NEDTC studentship in all subject areas, except in Economics and Finance. European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the last three (3) years before the start of their studentship are only eligible for a fees-only award; however, the NEDTC aims to offer EU applicants selected for awards maintenance grants from our own institutional funds. Economics and Finance studentships are open to all students regardless of their nationality. The NEDTC is able to offer fully-funded awards in all circumstances, which provide a maintenance grant, full payment of tuition fees (at either the Home/EU or International rates) and an annual Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). Further details about the ESRC's residency requirements, which the NEDTC is required to follow, can be found here.

Commencement of Awards

To be eligible for a studentship in this current recruitment round you must be applying to commence a programme of postgraduate study in the 2015/16 academic year, which starts from October 2015. Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies in October 2015 unless there are exceptional circumstances.