PhD Studentship Gender & Occupational Segregation in Apprenticeships

This three year PhD studentship, based in the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt, will carry out a major review of gender and occupational segregation in apprenticeships in Scotland. It will look at horizontal segregation (concentration in different occupational frameworks) and vertical segregation (concentration at different VQ levels) within the apprenticeship system. The project will examine the causes, nature and consequences of gender segregation across occupations in the wider economy, consider the key challenges to addressing occupational gender segregation in apprenticeships and identify good practice approaches to addressing these challenges.

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Mike Danson

The three-year PhD studentship is co-funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The PhD studentship covers full-time UK/EU fees and stipend (including an annual maintenance allowance of £13,726 and training support of £750), and offering the student unique access to policy and practitioner expertise and impact. The studentship is also entitled to a maximum of £2250 over the course of the three years of study to contribute towards conference attendance and research/training costs.

This PhD studentship is only open to UK and EU citizens who have been resident within the UK (including for full-time education) for the past three years.

Further details about the project and supervisors can be found at

For more information on how to apply, please email Caroline Murray ( with the subject line ‘Gender & Occupational Segregation in Apprenticeships’.

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To apply for this Studentship, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14th October 2013.

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