Research in Sociology at Warwick
Warwick, strongly characterised by our international orientation, leads research networks and projects around the world. This fact along with our commitment to both theory and theoretically informed empirical research has led to our ranking as one of the top 10 UK Universities for research.
We are especially interested in interrogating the interface between these three research clusters:
- Home/EU Students: full time £6,740; part-time £3,370 (2013/14 rates)
- Overseas Students: full time £15,190; part-time £7,595 (2013/14 rates)
Procedures and Datelines for Students Planning to Apply for ESRC Funding
The ESRC are currently undergoing changes to the way that funding is allocated to institutions for the most up-to-date information go to: www.esrc.ac.uk
Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarships: These are open to ALL students with a good 2.1 (though given the competition you stand a better chance with a 1st class honours (or equivalent) or Distinction at Masters level. This offers the payment of your academic fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant in line with the UK Research Council standard stipend (£12,600 for full-time award holders in 2008/9) - follow this link for more information.
International Students: should also consult homepage of the the University of Warwick International Office.
Other opportunities for funding
Students in the Department have had considerable success in attracting research funding to date. Currently we have holders of ESRC, British Academy, British Council, World Bank, and ORS scholarships, and Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarships. However, you should be aware that funding is very competitive and that the application for funding deadlines are always earlier than you might think. The following information should give you a sense of direction when thinking about funding but is by no means comprehensive.
Eligibility to apply for funding often depends on nationality and can also depend on subject area. For example, British or EU students whose research topic is arts/humanities based may apply to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), whereas British or EU students whose research topic is more orientated to social sciences may apply to the ESRC.
There are at least FIVE fee bursaries of £1000 available to Warwick Alumni to study for an MA in the Department. Please indicate on your application form if you would like to be considered for one of these.
In addition, there are at least TWO part-time PhD fee bursaries for any UK/EU applicant who have received an offer for MPhil/PhD in Sociology/Women and Gender Studies/Social Policy. If you would like to be consdered for one of these, please let Janet.Smith@warwick.ac.uk know by May 2013