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MSc Applied Economics - Harvey PG Hardship Fund

Deadline:13 August 2017 Opens:12 July 2017

The Purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to applicants from the UK looking to join the MSc Applied Economics degree that may have difficulty paying fees or living costs as a consequence of financial difficulties.

To be eligible for the award, you must take up a place on the MSc Applied Economics in the year 2017/18 and prefernece may be given to those from the Glasgow area. However, all students may apply.

  • Nationality UK
  • Subject Economics
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Taught
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees
  • Value £2000 - £4000

The new fiscal powers of the Scottish Parliament and their impact on public services and the Scottish economy

Deadline:31 May 2016 Opens:4 March 2016

The delivery of the Smith Commission’s recommendations for the Scottish Parliament (Smith 2014) mark the next major step in the process of devolution within the UK.

This scholarship – part of 2 PhD studentships in the Fraser of Allander under this overarching theme – will help inform our understanding of the economic implications of greater devolution within the UK and the challenges and opportunities that this brings.

The project will be in two parts.  Firstly, the technical research programme will extend and develop existing FAI models of the Scottish economy to formalise new frameworks to improve the ability of economic researchers to evaluate key devolution and policy issues at the regional level, and in particular, in the post-Smith era of Scottish devolution.

Secondly, it will then use these new techniques to run a series of simulations to illustrate the likely economic and fiscal implications of different policy choices on the Scottish economy and public finances (including their dynamic trends)as well as exploring the robustness of these results to model assumptions. The project will be undertaken in the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) within the Department of Economics. The FAI is Scotland’s leading applied economic research institute and has established an international reputation for regional economic modelling over more than 40 years.

  • Nationality UK, RUK, EU
  • Subject Economics, Business
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Research
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Value £14,296 (pa for 3 years)

The impact of changing tax rates and welfare spending in a devolved context: the case of Scotland and the Smith Commission powers

Deadline:31 May 2016 Opens:4 March 2016

The delivery of the Smith Commission’s recommendations for the Scottish Parliament (Smith 2014) mark the next major step in the process of devolution within the UK.

This scholarship – part of 2 PhD studentships in the Fraser of Allander under this overarching theme – will help inform our understanding of the economic implications of greater devolution within the UK and the challenges and opportunities that this brings.

The project will be in two parts.  Firstly, the technical element will be to develop new methods to assess the impact of changes in devolved policy on key economic behaviours, including labour market responses. 

Secondly, you will then use these new techniques to undertake analysis to illustrate the likely economic and fiscal implications of different policy choices and undertake policy recommendations.

The project will be undertaken within the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) within the Department of Economics. The FAI is Scotland’s leading applied economic research institute and has built an established international reputation for economic modelling.

  • Nationality UK, RUK, EU
  • Subject Economics, Business
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Research
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Value £14,296 (pa for 3 years)

The transition to a low carbon future: Ex post evaluations of the economic impacts of energy technologies

Deadline:17 April 2016 Opens:14 March 2016

In addition to the widely cited energy trilemma of emissions reduction, energy security and energy affordability, energy policy – and particularly in the transition to a low carbon economy - is increasingly being promoted for its potential economic development consequences.

There has been recent debate about whether the specification of economic models might overestimate the economic impacts of low carbon economy, and the net gains at a national level (Blyth et al, 2014). Simultaneously there has been increasing use of ex post statistical techniques to explore the scale and timing of economic impacts from energy developments (e.g. Brown et al, 2012; Munasib and Rickman, 2015, Paredes et al, 2015). This poses the central question to be answered in this research: using ex post techniques, what factors explain recent developments in low carbon energy in the UK, and what are the economic consequences at different spatial levels of recent low carbon energy developments?

This study thus plans to address the following research questions:

  • What are the factors which explain the spatial and technological pattern of recent low carbon developments in the UK?
  • Can the latest statistical techniques shed light on the economic consequences of low carbon technologies in the UK?
  • What are the economic consequences at different spatial scales of recent low carbon developments in the UK?

  • Nationality UK, RUK, EU
  • Subject Economics, Business
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Research
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Value £14,296 (pa for 3 years)

SBS/Scottish Government India Smart Cities Scholarship for the MSc Global Sustainable Cities

Deadline:6 August 2017 Opens:19 July 2017

The University is delighted to offer up to 5 studentships to students from India to undertake the one year MSc course in Global Sustainable Cities. The scholarships form part of an initiative led by the Institute for Future Cities at Strathclyde to engage with Indian cities and universities in the area of smart cities. Funded jointly by Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde, the scholarships provide 50% of the course fees. In addition, there may be opportunities for Indian students to undertake project work in cities in India connected with the Indian Government smart cities initiative, as well as relevant UK initiatives.

The Director of the Institute for Future Cities, Richard Bellingham, welcomed the Scottish Government support. "Urbanisation in India is a globally important issue. These scholarships form a significant element of the Institute’s contribution to strengthening relationships between Scotland and India in the area of smart cities. Both countries’ governments see this as a key part of the future development of sustainable, liveable cities and we are delighted to offer these scholarships to develop  the next generation of city leaders.  We hope to make a real contribution to improving the quality of life for citizens in one of the world's most populous countries."

The MSc Course Director, Dr Robert Rogerson was equally delighted.  "This recognition of the MSc in Global Sustainable Cities as an internationally leading course which helps train future city leaders is greatly appreciated. The course attracts students from across the world, and we are looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of Indian students supported by these scholarships. With the aim of developing up to 100 smart and sustainable Indian cities, Indian cities are demonstrating commitment to delivering on the learning and knowledge that we teach on this MSc."

  • Nationality India
  • Subject
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Taught
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees
  • Value 50% fee reduction for students from India

Education and Human Capital Accumulation

Deadline:31 March 2018 Opens:8 January 2018

We are looking for a high-quality student for a fully-funded PhD-studentship in Economics. The candidate will conduct quantitative research on issues facing the Scottish educational system.

  • Nationality UK, RUK, International
  • Subject Economics, Business
  • Level of Study Postgraduate Research
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Helps with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Value Fee waiver at Home/EU rate and annual stipend approx £14,553*