. Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is offering several opportunities for doctoral study, including an EPSRC PhD Studentship.
Developing country river deltas are climate change hotspots and these are in urgent need of transdisciplinary research to address the drivers of social and physical vulnerability (Cochrane et al., 2017).
The PhD project’s main focus will be on conceptualising, from a theoretically constructivist perspective, the making of EU foreign policy and to apply and test this on selected case studies of EU policy vis-à-vis countries in three sets of cases.
How are academic science and engineering deployed and used in policy practice? This EPSRC studentship is aimed at delivering a long-term programme of research investigating different sites of policy practice where scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical expertise and evidence are used in policy making.
Practices of democratic governance and decision-making have been institutionalised in environmental policy, yet are constantly evolving and travelling, and new democratic practices are continually being developed.
Our Political, Social and International Studies courses offer students a broad range of options and opportunities – from politics to international relations, media and popular culture to public policy and management, and beyond.