School of Politics and International Relations
Postgraduate Research Programmes 
Other postgraduate funding opportunities
University of Kent Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships
As part of its £8.5m postgraduate support fund the University offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)
Graduate Teaching Assistants are employees as well as students.
GTAs include tuition fees at the home/EU rate, a maintenance grant and salary. Combined maintenance/salary can be as much as the UK Research Council rate (£13,590 pa in the 2012/13 academic year).
GTAs are offered for one year, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Scholarships vary from a one-off payment of a few hundred pounds, to tuition fees at the home rate and/or maintenance payments at the UK Research Council rate (£13,590 pa in the 2012/13 academic year).
Scholarships are offered for one year, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.
- A First or 2i Honours degree, or Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
- Open to UK, EU and overseas postgraduate research students.
How to apply
- Submit a formal application  to study a School of Politics and International Relations PhD programme.
- Applicants who are successful in admission to the School by Thursday 31 January 2013 will be automatically considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship or a Scholarship. There is no separate application process.
- For further information please email: R.L.Devine@kent.ac.uk 
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2013
The University of Kent is part of the South-East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), who are offering studentships for those starting a PhD in the 2013/14 academic year.
The School of Politics and International Relations can put forward candidates under the Political Science and International Studies Pathway, which offers a selection of PhD programmes and routes based on a candidate’s experience and research interests.
- Candidates without a Masters degree are likely to be required to undertake a research training Masters degree prior to embarking on their PhD research (1+3 model) or be enrolled on a four year programme (+4 model).
How to apply
- Submit an application for postgraduate research study  at the University of Kent.
- Applicants must have been offered a place on a PhD programme by Thursday 31 January 2013 to be considered for the studentship (it's recommended to submit your application by Monday 14 January 2013 to allow time for processing).
- Applicants must submit their application to the South East Doctoral Training Centre by February 22nd 2013.
See Guidance on writing an ESRC DTC Proposal .