ESRC full-funded studentships: Apply now for PhD at ISER

ISER is an interdisciplinary research centre with a thriving PhD programme. We are currently accepting applications from students wishing to study for a PhD (3) or an MSc and PhD (1 + 3) in any quantitative social science discipline.

Prospective students are also invited to apply for one of our fully-funded studentships, available as part of Essex University’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre studentships.

ISER’s Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Paul Clarke, said:

“We currently have dozens of graduate students from all over the world studying with us and we are looking forward to the next batch of applicants joining them in October. ISER has an acclaimed international academic team who are keen to support students in their field of interest. It is a great place to further your studies.”

The fully funded studentships are open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of nationality. The deadline for applications is 14th February, 2014.

ISER offers PhD supervision in the following research pathways:

  • Economics
  • Applied Social and Economic Research
  • Survey Methodology
  • Health Research

Angus Holford, a current PhD student at ISER said:

“ISER is a great place to study: You’re exposed to a wide range of research in really interesting topics, and structured contact with your supervisors means you should always know where you’re going, and why. From a practical point of view, the working environment and the IT support are both excellent. Besides my own projects I’ve also been actively supported to take up external training courses, opportunities for media coverage and work in government. These have been both enjoyable and hugely beneficial for my academic and wider professional development.”


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