4 ESRC Studentships Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences & Health



The South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) is part of the newly established ESRC Doctoral Training Network. SWDTC is led by the University of Bristol and was recently rated among the top five universities nationally in terms of its research and postgraduate training quality. 

We are pleased to invite applications for 4 ESRC ‘+3’ studentships on the SWDTC’s Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science & Health (AQM) pathway. The AQM pathway is based at the University of Bristol and these studentships will run from October 2013.

The AQM pathway involves PhD supervision and core training on the application of advanced quantitative methods in the social and health sciences. It is run by leading academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Centre for Market & Public Organisation, the School of Geographic Sciences, and the School of Social & Community Medicine.

AQM is for 

  • Social scientists who wish to develop their quantitative research skills in order to address substantive problems, and particularly those involving secondary data analysis.
  • Statistical researchers who wish to specialise in the development and application of statistical methods to address important issues in the social sciences. 

Applications are welcome from graduates in quantitative social science disciplines and more technical quantitative disciplines like statistics and econometrics. Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree satisfying the ESRC Postgraduate Training & Development Guidelines by 30 September 2013.  The deadline for applications is 14 February 2013.  

AQM is a priority area and successful applicants will be eligible for an additional £3,000, making a total annual maintenance stipend of £16,590. 

Application process
For further details about AQM studentships you should visit http://www.bris.ac.uk/cmm/aqm. Applications should be submitted online. To apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below or visit:www.bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Applicants should state in the funding section that they would like to be considered for the ESRC studentship.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2013. 

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