Welcome from Dr Samuel Fountain - Associate Dean for PGR Welcome from Dr Samuel Fountain - Associate Dean for PGR

‘I am delighted to welcome you to the Science Graduate School within the Faculty of Science at UEA. The Faculty of Science has a long and well-deserved international reputation for research excellence. We continually attract some of the best academics in the world, and many have become leaders in their fields.

Postgraduate students are a vital part of a research intensive university. They contribute to the intellectual vitality and vibrancy of the institutions as they learn, grow and develop. Today's postgraduates could be tomorrow's postdoctoral research fellows and potential Nobel Prize winners of the next decade.

For these reasons, the Science Faculty has decided to give an even higher priority to the needs of postgraduate research students - the creation of the Science Graduate School is the first step towards this.

The aim of the Science Graduate School is to provide a resource for postgraduate students, to ensure that:

  • We continue to be at the forefront of graduate education and research
  • We can enhance the student experience by offering the finest environment for personal and professional development

The Graduate School supports, administers and coordinates training for the MSc, MPhil and PhD programmes in the Sciences at UEA. We aim to promote a stimulating research environment that is underpinned through a dedicated training programme for all science postgraduate students. We hope that the formation of the Science Postgraduate Study Centre will help to foster a community spirit.'


SeNSS - South East Network for Social Sciences ESRC - Economic & Social Research Council


ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), enables doctoral students to build strong relationships with both academic, user, and practitioner networks at a number of different levels. The consortium already contains over 200 existing partnerships with external organizations and opportunities to engage with these organizations embedded in the design of its various training pathways and cohort development activities. UEA's doctoral students will also be able to access excellent research, transferable skills, and advanced training, provisioned in their home institution and across the other nine consortium institutions (which include the Universities of Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Reading, Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths College, Roehampton, & City University).

As a member of SeNSS, UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.

The deadline for applications in respect of 2019/20 full and part-time +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) ESRC funded studentships is 20 January 2019 at 23:59 hours. Funding is available to candidates who meet the UK/EU residency requirements defined in the RCUK's Conditions of Research Council Grants and relative to all subject areas in the Faculty of Science at UEA - Science, Technology and Sustainability; Human Geography.

Please note that there is a two-stage process for consideration for a SeNSS Studentship award and if put forward by your prospective Supervisor you will also need to complete an online SeNSS application form.

For queries related to SeNSS and to fill out a SeNSS application form please contact the PGR Service via senss.dtp@uea.ac.uk.

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