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 PhD Research Studentships

6 PhD studentship opportunities

The closing date for applications has been extended but the interview dates remain the same.

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

6 funded PhD studentships are available at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow commencing in October 2017. These are 3-year positions for those who have a Masters degree, or equivalent training, in an appropriate scientific discipline. Opportunities also exist for 4-year positions in order that an appropriate Masters degree can be attained prior to commencing the doctorate (eg MRes in Sociology and Research Methods ; Master in Public Health) . We provide diverse training opportunities for all aspects of research and for transferable academic and generic skills.

Our programmes of research and studentship topics can be viewed here.

Eligible candidates are encouraged to identify a topic from the list of supervisor-proposed topics or to propose their own topic. Topics proposed by candidates should be relevant to one or more of our six research programmes. The suggested topics are indicative of the range of topics across which we would welcome applications. Any one candidate may propose a maximum of two possible topics. Applications are welcome from candidates from any discipline relevant to the Unit’s interdisciplinary social science-led research.

UK National and UK Resident Applicants – Full funding is available, for university fees and a stipend (currently £14,057 pa).

Other European Economic Area (EEA) Applicants – Partial funding is available, covering university fees only.

Non-EEA Applicants – Unfortunately you are not eligible for MRC funding.

Before applying, potential candidates should contact the Programme Leader of the programme in which the proposed topic is listed, or where the candidate-proposed topic best fits, to discuss their proposal prior to submission. Contact details are contained within the programme pages. Any applicant who has a specific topic area that fits with the Unit’s mission, but for which they are not sure which programme leader(s) to contact, should send a brief outline of their proposed topic to Professor Laurence Moore, Unit Director who will advise on how to proceed further.

Apply here. Within the application, please follow plan code MRC/CSO PhD Studentships. You must also consider the eligibility requirements as noted below.

  • The academic requirement for entry is a first or upper second class degree or equivalent.
  • Residential and other requirements can be found here.

Please ensure that all supporting documents are uploaded at point of application:

  • CV/Resume
  • Degree certificate (if you have graduated prior to 1 July 2015)
  • Passport
  • Personal statement (This should provide any other required information in support of the application, such as evidence of previous academic or professional experience that qualifies you for the programme (projects; placements; voluntary work etc). You should state the reasons why you selected this programme and what benefit you hope to achieve through successful completion of the programme. The statement should include any research projects in which you have been involved. The statement should not be longer than one A4 page).
  • Two A4 page research proposal (This should have been discussed with the Programme Leader prior to submission).
  • Reference 1 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability from your most recent study/programme)
  • Reference 2 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability)
  • Transcript

General enquiries regarding the application procedure should be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd February 2017 (The closing date has been extended but the interview dates remain the same)

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th March and Thursday 9th March 2017

Twitter: @theSPHSU


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