SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

Scholarships for postgraduate study

To celebrate fifty years of shaping science, technology and innovation research, teaching and policy, we have launched a new scholarship programme to enable the very best students from around the world to study a Masters at SPRU. For more information please see 50th Anniversary Scholarships.

All SPRU Masters courses have been recognised as providing research training that meets ESRC requirements, and so eligible applicants wishing to take a one year Masters followed by a three year PhD (1+3) may apply for an ESRC 1+3 scholarship.

SPRU is part of the new South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which is offering ESRC-funded studentships for UK and EU students for PhD degree (+3) or combined Master's and PhD degree (1+3). For more information, see the SeNSS page at the Sussex Doctoral School. Please note that you must apply for a PhD place at the University of Sussex by 21st January 2018 to be eligible for consideration for an ESRC studentship for September 2018 entry.