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PhD Studentship in Quantitative Social Science at University of Edinburgh, UK

The School of Social and Political Sciences is proudly for the PhD Studentship in Quantitative Social at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.

This study program is activated for both UK & EU students who have a plan to take part in PhD degree coursework at the university for the academic year 2020/21.

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Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland‡s ancient universities. It has divided into three colleges, which collectively host 21 schools.

Why study at the University of Edinburgh? While Studying at this university, here is an opportunity to enhance your career to develop new skills and abilities, grow in confidence and learn about yourself.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Brief Description

  • University: University of Edinburgh
  • Department: The School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Tuition fees
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: UK & EU
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Aspirants from UK & EU can apply for the opportunity.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD scholarship will be awarded in Quantitative Social Science.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • They must have a good first degree (at least 2:1), and evidence of sufficient quantitative studies to follow the Quantitative Methods pathway of MSc Social Research Methods.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: For grasping the opportunity, students have to take admission in the PhD degree coursework at the university.
  • Supporting Documents: A two page PhD proposal providing details of the PhD project that you would be interested in pursuing, including who might supervise and why you think your project fits Q-Step and the School of Social and Political Science more broadly. A current CV, including the names of three referees.
  • Admission Requirements: For being admitted, you need to meet entry requirements for each qualification you plan to study.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language then you must submit a copy of a recent English language test certificate or provide details of when you are going to take the test. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be able to study at the university.


The university will provide all the following benefits:

  • Tuition fees for the MSc Social Research (Quantitative Methods), followed by 3 years for the PhD in a subject area or across areas within the School at the Home/EU rate tuition rate.
  • An annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (in 2021/20 this is £15,009).

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