PhD Studentship, Transition from Education to Work Urban Studies

Location: Urban Studies, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Closing date for applications: 30th November 2013

Start date: 1st February 2014

Summary: This is an exciting opportunity for a talented quantitative graduate to research the impact of neighbourhood inequalities on transitions from education to employment using world-class data supervised by an interdisciplinary research team from Urban Studies, Statistics, and Education. Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship funded collaboratively by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre on behalf of the ESRC. The studentship will commence 1st February 2014 and will provide the successful candidate with an annual stipend of approximately £13,762 (not subject to income tax) and a fee-waiver at Home/EU rates. The successful applicant will be located in the department of Urban Studies in the Urban Segregation and Inequality research team, part of the £4m ESRC AQMEN Research Centre. As such, the candidate will work alongside other researchers investigating related topics, methods and data.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or First) and a Masters degree in a quantitative social science discipline. Please note that qualifications/experience should meet ESRC requirements for research training. Applicants should also read the residency criteria carefully. For more details on both please see:

Note that this is a quantitative project using spatio-temporal and longitudinal methods applied to large datasets, jointly supervised between the School of Social and Political Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. As such, we would expect candidates to have strong statistical, computing and data analysis skills. Applications with economics or geography backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates from a maths/statistics background with experience/knowledge of social science will also be considered.

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How to Apply: In order to apply, candidates should send by email (1) a full CV and (2) a covering letter to Prof Gwilym Pryce to the following address: The covering letter should explain how your skills and interests fit with the proposed research project (further details below).

Further Details: see link below via the Apply button.

Queries: If you have any queries or need any further information, please contact Professor Gwilym Pryce (

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