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The School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde invites applications for a fully funded PhD position to study government regulation of competition across domains of social activity (economic and non-economic).
The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in public policy, regulatory studies, political science or international relations, a foundation in quantitative methods, and an affinity with the topic, particularly its empirical and comparative dimensions. The quality of applicants' academic record will be more important than relevant subject area knowledge during the selection process; an affinity with the main theories of regulation and public policy is all that is required. The student will be offered a supportive environment to develop his or her academic career including training in relevant research methods and transferable skills, opportunities to gain teaching experience, and access to an international research network of established academics and policymakers. The student will be supervised by Dr. Fabrizio De Francesco and Dr. Stratos Patrikios at the University of Strathclyde in collaboration for data collection purposes with international organisations such as the OECD and the World Bank. The School of Government and Public Policy was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity in the last national assessment exercise (REF2014).
Number of scholarships – 1
Value –Home/EU fees and a full stipend for 3 years
Opens – Immediately
Closes – 18 April, 2016
Helps with – The studentship will cover EU fees and a full stipend (at the standard RCUK rate) for 3 years. Non-EU students can apply by demonstrating that they have sufficient additional funds to cover the difference between EU and non-EU fees.
Duration – 3 years
Is this for you?
To apply for the scholarship, you should:
• Have an undergraduate degree (in any relevant discipline) at 2:1 (or equivalent) or better; and a Master's degree from a UK or overseas university.
• Be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
How to apply
Upload the following documents to Pegasus https://ben.mis.strath.ac.uk/pguserprofile/control/enterDetailsPage
and include the phrase “REA application” in funding section
• A 500-word motivation letter
• **Two academic references** (these can be emailed direct to [email protected])
• A curriculum vitae
• Degree transcripts and certificates
• An English language qualification (if required)
Contact us –
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Fabrizio De Francesco: [email protected]
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 19.40
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