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Social Policy seeks to not only understand the social world; but seeks to change it for the better through practical action.
For entry onto this programme you will normally have an undergraduate degree of at least a 2:1. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification will be considered on a case by case basis, if you have extensive related work experience. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification.
The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.
Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
Business and Management
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Urban and Regional Studies
Political Science and International Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.
For further information, please visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgr/dr-fees/esrc/index.aspx