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We have 13 Socio Economics PhD Research Projects

PhD in Socio Economics

Socioeconomics is a field exploring the influence of economics on social processes (and vice versa). As its name suggests, socioeconomics is a high interdisciplinary subject – PhD candidates in the field will likely draw on theories from numerous areas of study during their course of their research. Work completed in this field can have a broad range of real-world applications in sectors ranging from education to social work.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Socio Economics?

You’ll work under the guidance of a specialist supervisor in your chosen topic to produce an extended dissertation that will make a substantial contribution to the field of Socioeconomics.

Possible research areas include:

  • Social stratification
  • Occupation and social mobility
  • Migration
  • Welfare and social security
  • Economic inequality and social justice
  • Labour markets and employment
  • It is likely that most of your research will involve working with secondary data – the original aspect of your work will largely involve considering the interaction between Sociology and Economics. However, you may also collect primary data using methodologies such as surveys, interviews, participant observation and longitudinal studies, depending in your line of enquiry.

    There are a small number of predesigned PhDs in the field of Socioeconomics, but most students will propose their own research idea. This means you’ll be responsible for deciding on your own objectives and methodology.

    Alongside independent research you’ll likely have the opportunity to share your ideas with the wider academic community at conferences, teach undergraduate students and submit work for publication.

PhD in Socio Economics entry requirements

The most common entry requirement for PhD programmes in Gender Studies is an upper second-class Bachelors degree and a Masters degree at Merit level, both in a relevant discipline. Some programmes may set a 2:1 undergraduate degree alone as a minimum requirement, but bear in mind that applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and additional qualifications with often be an advantage.

PhD in Socio Economics funding options

The UK Research Council responsible for funding PhDs in Socioeconomics is the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It provides fully funded studentships that include coverage of your tuition fees, along with a stipend to cover living expenses.

Many advertised PhDs will have studentships attached. Students proposing their own research project may be able to apply for a studentship after being accepted onto the programme. If you are already working within the field, you may be able to get funding from your employer.

Options for independently financing your PhD include the UK government’s doctoral loan, part-time employment alongside your studies and support from charities or trusts.

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Investigating the links between climate-related water stresses, migration and human trafficking

This PhD scholarship is offered by the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Centre for Water Cultures, an interdisciplinary research centre exploring humanity’s relationships with water in the green-blue regions of the world, past, present and future. Read more

Nature Based Solutions to Promote Climate Justice in Economically Deprived Neighbourhoods.

This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the. University of Bath URSA competition. Project. Climate change impacts such as more frequent heatwaves compounded by hotter days and warmer nights will increase heat-related deaths ten-fold by 2050 in England and Wales. Read more

The long arm of childhood: Cross national comparisons using Big Cohort Data (RDF23/MPEE/PAKPAHAN)

Our current health and social economic status are dependent upon the experiences in early life. For example, a 65-years old male, in a healthy condition, is strongly associated with his healthy behaviours that have been consistently followed in previous years. Read more

Migrant youth activisms: de-bordering practices and urban solidarities in re-imagining the city

This project is part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in New Horizons in Borders and Bordering. Through engagement with youth-led movements this project will challenge simplistic categorizations and binary thinking. Read more

Models of Sustainable Living Without Urban Concentration

Scotland is one of several nations in which rural life is arguably central to its culture and identity. At the same time, urban densification is being promoted as one way to transition to lower-impact lifestyles. Read more

Whose preferences should count in health care decision making and why?

Project Reference Number. YCSBH-2023-001. The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU is offering a three-year funded doctoral programme in health economics with a focus on preference elicitation methods. Read more
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