PhD Studentship in Quantitative Social Science at University of Edinburgh

  • Phd
  • £15,009
  • 2 March 2020
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The School of Social and Political Science invite applications for PhD research that focus on the development or application of advanced quantitative methods skills in the social science context. There is flexibility in the nature of the research undertaken. Project proposals may make a methodological contribution by, for example, developing or refining a quantitative technique. Or may apply advanced quantitative methods in a novel way to contribute to a social science question. Or may focus on contributions within data science, such as, linked datasets to provide new insights to social research questions.
Applicants should link their application to the research skills and strengths of the Edingburgh Q0step team suggesting the expertise that they would draw upon during the PhD project. Applicants should indicate in their application (PhD proposal) a member of the Edinburgh Q-Step team who would be their supervisor.
The successful applicant will be part of a new Research Training Centre within the School of Social and Political Science and will join the Q-Step Centre team for the quantitative methods aspect. The successful applicant will be placed within an SPS subject area or centre on the basis of the topic of their research project.
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A good first degree (at least 2:1), and evidence of sufficient quantitative studies to follow the Quantitative Methods pathway of MSc Social Research Methods.
Applicants will also need to apply for PhD for deferred entry (as per normal 1+3 processes)


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The studentship is available as a 1+3 (MSc and PhD) programme and will commence in September 2020.
The award includes:
  • tuition fees for the MSc Social Research (Quantitative Methods), followed by 3 years for the PhD in a subject area or across areas within the School at the Home/EU rate tuition rate.
  • an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (in 2019/20 this is £15,009).

All PhD students in the School of Social and Political Science can apply to the PhD Research Support Fund for help with fieldwork and other research-related costs throughout their period of study.


To apply for the studentship candidates must submit the following documents:
  • A two page PhD proposal providing details of the PhD project that you would be interested in pursuing, including who might supervise and why you think your project fits to Q-Step and the School of Social and Political Science more broadly.
  • A current CV, including the names of three referees.

The PhD proposal and CV should be combined into one document and emailed to us, please visit the website for our contact details.
The successful candidate will then be expected to formally apply to the PHD program in Quantitative Social Science within the School of Social and Political Science at The University of Edinburgh.
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