Moray House School of Education and Sport

Scottish Sensory Centre part-time PhD studentship

Application Deadline: 31 July 2019 (12pm). Eligible to UK/EU and International students. Covers UK/EU fees plus stipend.

Moray House School of Education and Sport is delighted to offer a scholarship to PhD Education applicants commencing October 2019. This longitudinal READY study of deaf young people is a significant 6-year research project, funded by the National Deaf Children’s Society in collaboration with SORD, University of Manchester. It is linked to the Scottish Sensory Centre.

The study’s focus is on the pathways to adulthood for a wide diversity of deaf young people and explores outcomes concerning employment, education, wellbeing and autonomy. The PhD will be embedded within the wider programme of research in the mixed methods READY Study. The multi-disciplinary team spanning the University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester includes researchers drawn from Education, Social Science, Psychology and Deaf Studies. This studentship will be supervised at the University of Edinburgh.

The scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fees and a stipend at research council rates: £2,164 and £7,500 respectively for 2019-20.  This is a part-time 6-year PhD programme. The award is tenable for six years subject to satisfactory academic progress.


Applicants for PhD Education (part-time), due to commence their studies 1 October 2019, may apply.

Applications are welcome from Home/EU/Overseas students but applicants should be aware of any visa restrictions that may make them ineligible to study part-time.

Applications from appropriately qualified students interested in pursuing a PhD in the areas of social justice, Deaf Studies and transitions to adulthood are welcome.  Applicants will already have a Master’s qualification in a social sciences area.


The scholarship deadline is 12:00 noon BST 31 July 2019.

Eligible applicants should complete the following 'SSC PhD Scholarship Application Form' (Word): 

The completed Scholarship form should be uploaded as part of your application with filename: SSC_Scholarship_surname.

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your university username and password. If you require assistance, please go to our Student Systems  'Support and guidance'.

Support and guidance


All applicants will be informed of the result of their application by 5 August 2019.

Interviews will be held the week of 12 August 2019 and can be by Skype.


If you have any queries about the application process, please contact

Informal enquiries relating to this project can be directed to Rachel O’Neill, BSL enquiries are possible by Skype, FaceTime but need to be arranged by email.

Related Links


PhD Education

Scottish Sensory Centre

Guidelines for a research proposal