Research Studentship

Ref HR14163a
Type Research
Department Faculty of BELL/Social and Political SCience - University Centre Shrewsbury
Salary £13,863 per annum
Closing date 10 April 2015

Job details

offered on a 3 year (FULL TIME) basis, depending on satisfactory progress

A postgraduate research studentship is available in the Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning in collaboration with the Department of Social and Political Science, providing the opportunity to undertake research leading to the award of PhD on the following theme:

Sustainable economic growth: local vs national initiatives

You would be located in Shrewsbury for the majority of the time, but with the need for regular travel to Chester.

You will receive a bursary, to cover fees (up to 3 years full time) and a stipend of £13,863  per annum for up to 3 years full time. There is also a travel and conference attendance budget.

You should submit a research proposal on the above theme. The research proposal should elaborate and consider the generic and specific issues that may be considered in developing and sustaining resilience in varying economic contexts at local and national levels.

You should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a social science discipline and preferably a Master’s degree in an economics, and/or business and management area.

Applications should include:

  • A completed University of Chester Postgraduate Research Degree application form including contact details of two referees (at least one must be familiar with your most recent academic work).
  • A detailed Project Proposal following the required template (please see the Format of Research Degree Project Proposals document for guidance).

The School encourages informal queries on proposal topics. Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Peter Stokes, University of Chester Business School, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, Tel: 07795 826937. For general enquiries contact The Graduate School, University of Chester at