Scholarships and Student Funding

ESRC Socio-Legal and Criminology PhD Studentship

The School of Law are accepting applications to be nominated for the ESRC Open Competition for research students for September 2020 entry.

A generous package is available for an applicant who wishes either to undertake a PhD in Criminology/ Socio-legal studies. Suitably-qualified candidates (who already hold or are currently studying for a relevant Masters degree) may apply for a three year studentship; others apply on a ‘1+3’ basis, starting with the one year MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice.


The studentship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and a generous stipend.


Please contact the pathway representitive Professor Richard Sparks before applying:

Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted for 2020-2021 as the deadline has now passed.

Further Information

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science