Key words: Economics, Political economy, Business
Project Reference Number: S2017GSBS004
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD research studentship at Glasgow Caledonian University within the Glasgow School for Business and Society.
Since the establishment of European regional policy in 1975 Scotland has benefitted from a considerable amount of funding. However, the prospect of Brexit means that we will no longer be eligible for such funding after 2020. This has implications not just for the level of resources available to promote economic development in Scotland but could potentially have consequences for the nature and type of economic development projects which are supported. The European Commission used the funding available from European regional policy to support a number of cross-cutting policy objectives including environmental sustainability and equal opportunities. Therefore, as a result, the EU influenced not only the quantity of economic development which took place through the provision of additional funding, but also the nature of that development by ensuring that projects funded had to take into account the impact on equal opportunities and in particular gender equality.
• Investigate potential impact on the nature of economic development in Scotland due to Brexit.
• Evaluate the contribution of EU regional policy to economic development in Scotland and the promotion of equal opportunities and gender equality.
• Through contact with relevant stakeholders, identify the nature of economic development in Scotland post 2020.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the following researchers for further details:
• Dr. Jim Campbell ([email protected]
Mode(s) of Study
The studentship is available as a:
• PhD: 3 years full-time
Applicants will normally hold a UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or a Masters degree in a subject relevant to the research project. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered. A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required. Some research disciplines may require higher levels.
How to Apply
Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisor(s) for the project before applying. Applicants should download and complete the GCU Research Application Form, available from: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/phdopportunities stating the Project Title and Reference Number (listed above).
The completed GCU Research Application form should be sent with copies of academic qualifications (including IELTS if required), 2 references and any other relevant documentation to: [email protected]
Applicants shortlisted for a PhD studentship will be contacted for an interview.
The studentship of £19,100 per year is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The studentship covers the payment of tuition fees (currently £4,300 for UK/EU students or £13,000 for international students) plus an annual stipend of £14,800 for UK/EU students or an annual scholarship of £6,100 for international students.