Welcome to SGSSS

Home of Scotland’s ESRC DTP

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

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OUR FUNDERS

SGSSS is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

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Our Governance

SGSSS is governed and managed via inter-institutional partnerships, which fosters collaboration and co-operation across its partner institutions. The formal governance structure is comprised of the Directorate, Supervisory Board, and Student Representatives.

Training

The SGSSS is committed to providing high quality advanced training in research methods and transferable skills to postgraduate students.

Studentships

SGSSS awards ESRC-funded PhD studentships through a number of annual competitions. There are opportunities for both students and supervisors to apply for funding.

Internships

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science runs a professional internship scheme for PhD students at Scotland’s universities in their second and third years of study

Knowledge Exchange

Supporting our PhD students and early career researchers to engage with non-academic partners to create impactful research.

Events

Keep up to date with all of the events that SGSSS have planned for the future

News

We’re hiring!

We are seeking an excellent administrator to provide friendly, efficient and effective administrative support to the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science main office in

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