School of Social Sciences - PhD Social Statistics Studentship - September 2019 ** NEW OPPORTUNITY**

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Type of award


Principal investigator

Professor Tarani Chandola

Managing department

School of Social Sciences

  • Tuition fees (home/EU or international)
  • £15,009 per annum maintenance stipend

Specified use

PhD in Social Statistics

Applications are invited on one or more of our research themes which include:

  • census and survey methodology;
  • statistical methods in the analysis of social data;
  • social network analysis;
  • latent variable modelling;
  • population studies and demographic methods;
  • global inequalities and international comparisons;
  • employment and the labour market.

Tenable period

Three years

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available


Funding provider

This award is internal.

School of Social Sciences

Level(s) of study

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

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

Academic requirements

Applicants are expected to have:

  • a first or upper second class Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) in a cognate subject, and
  • a Masters degree in social statistics or a related discipline, with a minimum grade of 65% average, including 65% in dissertation and no mark below 55% (or international equivalent).

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

To be considered, a full on-line programme application is required;

  • Application form 
  • Research proposal - see here for guidelines
  • CV
  • Two academic references (references may be emailed directly to )
  • Degree transcripts/certificates
  • English language evidence (for applicants from non-native English speaking countries), eg IELTS or TOEFL

Informal enquiries should be directed in the first instance to a potential supervisor in Social Statistics .

Application form
Selection body

School of Social Sciences

Closing date

11 Jul 2019

For receipt of FULL on-line application

Decision date

Interview date; before 31 July 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either by Skype or face-to-face by a minimum 2-person panel.  This is standard admissions procedure before any offer is made.

Additional information

PhD students in Social Statistics are part of a thriving and diverse research community which includes PhD students from other programmes (eg Applied Social Research, Data Analytics and Society and Biosocial Research). Combined with Sociology, we had the highest proportion of research rated `world-leading' of any UK university by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education. Our research environment was also rated as one of the top two in the UK.

Our supervisors work across a range of social statistics research areas and sit within the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research.  Before submitting your application, please obtain the agreement from one of our supervisors to be the main supervisor for your PhD. A list of supervisors is available here .

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