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Research Graduate School : Faculty of Social Sciences

The faculty of social sciences have a range of PhD opportunities available. Please see below for the topics and information on how to apply.

Applications for the 2017/18 annual PhD competition have now closed and will reopen in December.

Research Proposals





Politics and International Studies

Social Work, Social Policy and Adminstration

PhD Studentships

The Research Graduate School manages the PhD programmes.

The School will ensure that postgraduate students receive effective supervision, education and training to allow them to successfully complete their projects.

Specific responsibilities include assisting in the recruitment of postgraduates, assigning supervisors, ensuring satisfactory progress is being achieved and providing certain types of project support.

We are also committed to developing a vibrant research culture for postgraduates working in the Social Sciences.

  • Social Sciences in Ulster is ranked 7th in the UK for its research impact (REF 2014)
  • Social Sciences research is driven by INCORE, IRiSS and TJI

ESRC NINE Doctoral Training Partnership

Ulster University is delighted to announce the launch of a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for social sciences funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Full details for the doctoral training partnership are available on the NINE DTP page.