ESRC Wales DTP PhD studentship in Economics

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Start date: 1 October 2018

Duration: 4 years (2+2) full-time, or the equivalent part-time

Award type: PhD Studentship

Cardiff University's Business School, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2017. We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the areas of:

Depending on previous academic background and research training needs, studentships are available:

  • Normally, as ‘1+1+2 studentships’, involving two full time years of research training, comprising of the MSc Economics (Year 1) and MRes Economics (Year 2) programmes, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study.
  • In exceptional cases, as ‘1+2’ studentships, comprising of one full time year of research training in the MRes Economics programme, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study.

Research is at the centre of Cardiff Business School's activities. Cardiff Business School is ranked 6th in the UK for the quality of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and one of only two business schools in the UK to be ranked in the top ten in each of the Government’s five assessment exercises since 1992.

Research is conducted both within the Schools' sub-disciplinary groups as well as via specialist and multidisciplinary research centres. Cardiff Business School has an international faculty of world-leading scholars and its research reputation has helped it become an attractive centre of scholarship for colleagues from the UK and beyond.

The School also has a strong and active PhD programme, with 150 PhD students studying at the School at any one time. A substantial proportion of these students are funded by scholarships obtained from funding bodies including the ESRC, EPSRC and a number of private sector organisations.

Academic criteria           
ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent academic background in Economics or an Economics-related subject, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree and an appropriate Master’s degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applications for 1+1+2 studentships can also be considered from holders of a first-class undergraduate degree in Economics or another first-class degree strongly related to Economics. Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. EU nationals who had been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3 year period immediately preceding the start date of an award (including for the purposes of full-time education) are eligible for a full award. Other EU nationals are eligible for a fees-only award.

Funding Details

Tuition fee support: Full UK/EU tuition fees

Maintenance stipend: Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Additional funding offered: An additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), teaching opportunities and overseas institutional visits (if applicable).

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