The Barnett Scholarship

University of Oxford - Department of Social Policy and Intervention

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, is offering graduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue doctoral – PhD – studies in an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence in social policy as well as social intervention and evaluation research. It has been ranked first among UK social policy departments, and second worldwide.

For our three-year doctoral program, we seek candidates for the Barnett Scholarship with entry in October 2018. 

In addition, all applicants applying by 19 January 2018 will be considered for the University’s flagship Clarendon Scholarship Fund. The Department also regularly wins prestigious ESRC scholarships through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.

Doctoral students are part of our two research clusters – the Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) and the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI) – that conduct cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas: http://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/research

OISP is inviting DPhil proposals in the following broad topics: family and family policies, educational inequalities and educational policies, economic and social inequalities, poverty and social exclusion, social mobility and inequality of opportunity, labour market institutions and policies, retirement age policies, public attitudes on welfare state issues, welfare state changes in comparative perspective and the politics of social policy.

CEBI is inviting DPhil proposals in the following areas: evaluation methodology in social intervention; policy evaluation and effectiveness of policies; violence prevention, drug misuse; child mental health; antisocial behaviour in children and youth; parenting and family interventions; HIV prevention; AIDS affected children; violence against children; cross-cultural adaptation of interventions and evidence synthesis.

You can learn more about our supervisory expertise here: http://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/faculty-and-researchers

We offer doctoral students a unique graduate programme tailored to their individual needs. Our doctoral students are supervised and supported by internationally renowned academics. In addition, we offer a large and diverse range of seminars, workshops and advanced training opportunities in order to further enhance postgraduate research experience. Most of our doctoral students find jobs in leading research universities, international organisations or government departments.

Funding minimum/maximum: 3 year fully-funded scholarship scholarship covering university and college fees.

We invite applications from outstanding graduates in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Work and Sociology, or closely related fields.

For information about the Barnett Scholarship and details of how to apply, visit our website: http://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/paying-for-your-studies

All applicants that apply by 19 January 2018 (12 noon UK time) will be considered for the Barnett Scholarship.

For enquiries, please contact scholarships@spi.ox.ac.uk

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PhD

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South East England