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Socio Economics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

We have 26 Socio Economics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

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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Understanding marginalisation and experiences of blue spaces and water sports

The unfolding of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that ensued have been accompanied in Britain by an increasing interest in recreational and educational activities establishing a direct relationship with the natural environment. Read more

PhD AHRC NWCDTP (+3) and ESRC NWSSDTP (1+3/+3)

Keele University invites expressions of interest and applications for PhD studentships from well-qualified applicants to undertake a PhD at Keele and to work with prospective supervisors and the Faculties Team to submit PhD studentship applications in the 2023-24 round of the AHRC NWCDTP (+3) and the ESRC NWSSDTP (1+3/+3). Read more

The Rainforest is on fire! – Assessing the impact of peatland fires on human health in a changing climate

Scientific Background and Motivation. Every year, during the dry season, much of Indonesian Borneo experiences major wildfires often ignited by major agricultural burning of the peatlands to clear land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil. Read more

Suicide and Domestic Abuse

Recent research has recognized domestic abuse as a significant risk factor for suicide. However, the intricate relationship between gender, domestic abuse, and suicidality still lacks comprehensive understanding (Agenda Alliance, 2023). Read more

Suicide and Homelessness

Individuals without stable housing face numerous challenges, including poverty, addiction, and high rates of trauma, making them highly vulnerable in society. Read more

4-year GTFs studentship for Economics PhD students

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is inviting applications from national and international prospective Economics PhD candidates with an outstanding academic achievement and research potential, for a number of 4-year Graduate Teaching Fellow (GTF) studentships starting in the 2024/25 academic year. Read more

The Effect of Dark Tetrad Personality Traits on Economic Decisions: Behavioural Economics Perspective

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2024. . The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Business and Law, and will be supervised by Dr Zahra Murad, Professor Yuksel Ekinci and Dr Z. Read more

AI Driven Urban Planning for Clean, Sustainable, Inclusive, and Efficient Cities

Summary. This project is under the Edinburgh Earth, Ecology and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership (E4 DTP). E4 DTP, led by the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council to recruit and train 5 cohorts of PhD students annually between 2019 and 2023. Read more

Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarship in Economics

Award Summary. The studentship will cover PhD fees at the home rate and an annual stipend equal to that provided by UKRI scholarships (which for 2024/25 is yet to be announced, but for reference it was £18,622 in 2023/24) for living costs, paid to students in regular instalments. Read more

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