ESRC Wales DTP Collaborative PhD Studentships in Economics

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Start date: 1 October 2018

Duration: 4 years (1+3) or 3 years (+3) full-time or the equivalent part-time

Studentships: Two

Cardiff Business School, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study. These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’ involve liaison with a non-academic organisation, often at many key stages of the research programme.

The following collaborative studentships are have been approved by ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (DTP):

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.

1+1+2 OR 1+2?

The awards are normally available on a 1+1+2 basis. A 1+1+2 studentship provides funding for four years, comprising of the MSc in Economics programme in Year 1, the MRes in Economics programme in Year 2, followed by 2 years of Doctoral research. A 1+2 studentship provides funding for three years, comprising of the MRes in Economics programme followed by 2 years of doctoral research. Applications for a 1+2 studentship are only applicable to applicants holding a first-class or upper second first degree, followed by a first-class or near-first Masters Degree in Economics or an economics-related subject including excellent marks in modules of advanced Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

Additional Funding Information
Studentships will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,553 p.a. for 2017/18 for full-time students, updated each year.)

This funding includes an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities and overseas institutional visits.

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PhD

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Wales