The Department of Social & Policy Sciences is recognised internationally for the quality of our research underÂ five key research themes.
The Institute for Policy Research foster inter-disciplinary research of international excellence and impact, addressing major policy challenges at local, national and global levels.
The student will conduct their research under the supervision ofÂ Professor Jane MillarÂ and colleagues (to be confirmed). Jane Millar is Professor of Social Policy with research interests in social security and family policy, lone parents, employment and poverty.
Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates with a research project that they are seeking to develop.
The possible areas are:
- social security policy
- universal credit
- family policy
Projects with a focus on gender are of particular interest (quantitative or qualitative methods as appropriate for the project).
The successful candidate should:
- fulfil the entrance requirements for aÂ Social & Policy Sciences MPhil and PhD
- have at least a strong understanding of social policy and associated research methods (including as appropriate statistical methodologies)
- have an interest in public engagement/research impact
Funding lasts for three years and includes:
- Â£14,057 (2015/16 rate) yearly stipend
- Home/EU or Overseas tuition fees
- annual Training Support Grant
This award will be funded by one ofÂ several studentships with their own terms and conditions.
How to apply
1.Â Apply onlineÂ to study for a full-time PhD in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences
- you must quote the one of the following in section 3.2 of your application: Social security policy, universal credit, welfare-to-work, family policy or poverty
- youÂ do not need to upload a formal research proposalÂ asÂ this studentship is for a specific project
The closing date for the receipt of applications isÂ 12.00 noon (GMT), Thursday 4 February 2016.
For project enquiries contactÂ Professor Jane Millar.
For application procedure enquiries email:Â [email protected]Â or tel. 01225 38 6180.