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This PhD, fully funded by the ESRC in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, will address one of the most contentious and high profile policy issues in the UK: the roll-out of Universal Credit. The research programme will seek to quantitatively evaluate the impact of this programme using modern econometric methods. The successful applicant will utilise a range of datasets to understand the impact of Universal Credit rollout on labour market and wider social/economic outcomes. The student will work closely with the supervisory team on this project, but of course, there is also clear scope to develop and pursue their own research ideas within the broader research area.
This PhD is offered in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a leading organisation working on addressing the root causes of poverty and deprivation in the UK. This opens up opportunities for the successful candidate to become involved in and contribute to Joseph Rowntree Foundation activities and benefit from their expert knowledge and insight into this topic.
The successful candidate will become part of the Department of Economics and will be affiliated with the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI). The FAI is a leading economic research institute in Scotland with extensive research and knowledge exchange activities aligned to Scottish and UK public policy. As such, the student will have access to the expertise of a wide range of experienced researchers, opportunities to engage with policymakers, and join a cohort of other PhD students undertaking policy-relevant research.
If the successful candidate has already undertaken (or will shortly complete) an approved course of MSc study in economics, the scholarship will cover 3 years of PhD tuition fees student, plus a tax free stipend of over £14,000 per year.
If the successful candidate has not already completed an approved MSc course in Economics, the funding will cover 4 years of study (including full fees plus stipend of over £14,000 per year) including a one year MSc in Economics followed by a 3 year period of the same funding for a PhD.
Students will also have access to funds for research training support and to attend workshops and conferences.
Departmental Administrator: Ms Fiona McIntosh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde
At this stage, we are inviting applicants to apply for the scholarship only. The successful candidate will then be asked to complete an application for PhD study at Strathclyde.
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NB Whilst this scholarship application deadline is 31st May 2018, candidates will be considered on receipt of application. The scholarship award may be allocated before the deadline (at the discretion of the supervisor), so please ensure early submission to avoid disappointment.