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24 diciembre 2013

Becas para PhD en la Escuela de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Manchester - Inglaterra

The University of Manchester

School of Social Sciences - Sustainable Consumption Institute - PhD Studentships 2014

Type of award


Principal investigator

Dr David Evans

Managing department

  • School of Social Sciences


Home/EU tuition fees
Annual maintaenance stipend - £13,863
£1000 for research and conference expenses.
Award is subject to final confirmation and amounts may change.

Specified use

The studentships will need to be closely aligned with the research agenda and on-going activities of the SCI, and so will focus on one or more of the following areas;
  • Everyday Practices; Understanding consumer choices, habits and routines, and how they can become more sustainable.
  • Innovation; Accelerating sustainable innovation in products, services and systems.
  • Visions and Politics; Exploring alternative framings of sustainable consumption and the politics underpinning them.
  • Evidence; Developing novel methodologies to advance the evidence base on sustainable consumption.

Tenable period

Three years full-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

up to 5

Fund provider

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:
  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:
  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

Academic requirements

Minimum Merit (or overseas equivalent), including a minimum 60% course work average (with no mark below 50%) and a dissertation mark minimum of 60% in a relevant social science discipline.
Preference will be given to those candidates whose Masters degree involves a significant element of social science research methods training, and those who performed at distinction level (70% or higher) or equivalent.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Applicants should email david.evans-2@manchester.ac.uk a full CV together with a covering letter and either a research proposal (for their own project) or personal statement (if applying for a specified project).  The successful candidate will be required to submit a full University of Manchester on-line application , plus supporting documents (two academic references and degree transripts) to fulfill the normal admissions requirements for the Discipline/School for which they will be based.

Selection body

SCI/School of Social Sciences

Closing date

31 Jan 2014
31 January 2014

Decision date

March/April 2014

Additional information

Successful candidates will be funded by the SCI, supervised by at least one member of SCI research staff and located within a host School.  The exact location of the studentship will depend on the applicant's project, their interests and their supervisor. We anticipate that most candidates will be based in either the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) or the Manchester Business School (MBS).