1 + 3 scheme
The 1+3 scheme provides funding for a one year research training Masters linked to a three year PhD and is designed for students who have not already completed an ESRC-recognised programme of research training.
LSE has been awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Centre status and offers a total of 36 studentships a year spread across disciplines. The following programmes are eligible for funding within the Department of Social Policy:
- MSc in Social Policy (Research)
- MSc Social Research Methods (Population)
Transfer from the one-year MSc programme to the three-year MPhil/PhD programme is dependent on obtaining high marks in the Masters degree.
+ 3 scheme
The + 3 scheme provides three years funding for the MPhil/PhD programme for students who have already achieved an ESRC recognised 'research training' MSc or have undertaken equivalent research training.
Applications for the ESRC 1+3 programme:
If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 programme, you must include an outline research proposal with your application for the relevant MSc. The research proposal should normally be up to 4,000 words for Social Policy and up to 1,500 words for Demography. See also Applications section above.
- 1+3 candidates for the MPhil/PhD Social Policy programme should apply for the MSc in Social Policy (Research)
- 1+3 candidates for the MPhil/PhD Demography/Population Studies programme should apply for the MSc Social Research Methods (Population)
Applications for the ESRC +3 programme:
If you wish to be considered for the +3 funding, you should submit an application for the programme as above with information on your ESRC recognised 'research training' MSc. If you do not have the ESRC recognised research training, you will need to include information on the training that you have already undertaken with a statement making the case of its equivalence in particular with regard to research methods training.
Applicants wishing to be considered for ESRC funding should ensure they have submitted a complete application for admission, including transcripts and references, by 27 April 2015 .
There is no separate application form for these awards.
Please refer to LSE's Financial Support Office ESRC Funding
web page for guidance.