PhD Scholarships 2022

James Watt Statue
  • Name:             School of Social Sciences PhD Studentships
  • Amount:         £15,609 annual stipend for three years (increased each year in line with UKRI studentships), plus tuition fees waived and a research support allowance of £2,250
  • Level:             Postgraduate research
  • School:          Social Sciences
  • Entry date:    September 2022
  • Closing date:  Wednesday 6 April 2022 . 

The School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University is home to the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies. Our work is conducted through research centres:

  • The Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences
  • The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland
  • The Intercultural Research Centre

For full information on our current PhD scholarships and details on how to apply, visit the listings via the links below:

If you have any general queries about the applications process, please contact

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