PhD Research Postgraduate Scholarships



For entry January 2014

Ref: LSS364

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a leading interdisciplinary centre for social science research. Key research interests include work and employment; inequalities; public and social policy, citizenship, globalisation, human rights, migration, ethnicity, cultural sociology, social work, health and science and technology studies. 

The Economic Crisis and Social Inequalities in the UK.

The aim of the research is to investigate how the ‘Great Recession’ and the ongoing economic crisis have impacted different social groups within British. Research questions include: Which social groups have been most impacted by economic fallout in the UK? How has this varied over time as the crisis itself has changed? The research will be based upon quantitative analysis of the Understanding Society data-set, and its predecessor the British Household Panel Survey

Supervisors for the studentship are Professors Tracey Warren and Bruce Stafford.

The scholarship is for three years, and due to funding restrictions is open to either home or EU applicants. One, three year full tuition fee (£3,900), stipend (£13,726) and annual Research Training Support Grant (£750) studentship for students classed as Home/EU for fees purposes and applying to study full-time. Entry is for January 2014.

Students must have a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or higher) in a related discipline and an MA in social science research methods at Merit or above. Quantitative research methods (including the use of a package such as STATA or SPSS) must be a demonstrable part of the applicant’s academic training. An enthusiasm for quantitative social science research and an aptitude for quantitative data analysis are essential.

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Interview to be held Wednesday 11 December 2013. All applicants called for interview will be asked to provide a sample of written work in the form of a 3,000 word assignment.  

Applicants should include a covering letter, full CV, and addresses of two academic referees and send to Alison Haigh, Postgraduate Administrator, School of Sociology and Social Policy. You can do this by clicking on the Apply button below.

Please quote ref. LSS364.

Closing date: 25 November 2013. 

Please note that the “Apply Online” facility (below) is not available for this post.

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