[Air-L] Sociology @ Essex: ESRC '1+3' Research Studentships in Sociology (2 awards) and Applied Social and Economic Research (4 awards)

Anderson, Ben benander at essex.ac.uk
Tue Jan 5 03:08:58 PST 2010


These could be used to pursue just about any interest in technology/internet & society. Please note deadline for application of 1/3/2010. The contact given below (Michele Hall) can clarify the UK/EU eligibility criteria.

We are likely to receive a large number of applications across a wide range of sociological subject areas so move fast with a strong application :-)


> Dear All, this ad is now live:
> http://www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/node/13814
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> The Department of Sociology at University of Essex is a research-led department with a strong commitment to empirical research. TheInstitute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data and is a major ESRC research centre. Sociology at Essex received the top ranking in the 2008 RAE, while the University of Essex as a whole is ranked 9th in the country for research.
> ESRC 1+3 studentships are available for two programmes, both commencing in October 2010.
> Sociological Research (2 awards available)
> This programme consists of a 1-year MA in Sociological Research followed by a 3-year PhD in any area of sociology. More details - http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/prospective/pg_programmes/ma_socres.aspx
> Longitudinal Social Research (4 awards available)
> This programme is a joint degree scheme offered by the Sociology Department and ISER. Students take a one-year MA in Longitudinal Social Research and a 3-year PhD in Applied Economic and Social Research, which can be in any area of sociology or another empirical social science discipline. More details - http://www.essex.ac.uk/Sociology/prospective/PG_Programmes/ma_longitudinal.aspx
> Funding and Eligibility
> We are seeking strong candidates with a first class, or upper second class honours degree, or a Masters degree with an average mark of at least 65.
> Awards are available to applicants who meet EU/UK residential criteria.
> The studentships cover the UK/EU fees plus a living stipend and a further £750 training grant, p.a. for the duration of the award. The stipend will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils (for 2009/10, the full-time stipend level was £13,290 p.a). An additional living stipend of approximately 3,000 p.a. is available for students undertaking advanced quantitative training.
> To be considered for any of these awards you must first apply to the department for a place. Your application must reach us no later than 1st March, 2010. For details of how to apply contact Michele Hall (mehall at essex.ac.uk).

Dr Ben Anderson

Sociology @ Essex

Centre for Research on Economic Sociology and Innovation

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