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4 ESRC Studentships in Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences & Health. South West Doctoral Training Centre, University of Bristol

4 March 2011

Applications are currently being invited for 4 ESRC ‘+3’ studentships on the South West Doctoral Training Centre’s Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science & Health (AQM) pathway.

The AQM pathway is based at the University of Bristol and these studentships will run from October 2011. The AQM pathway involves PhD supervision and core training on the application of advanced quantitative methods in the social and health sciences. It is run by leading academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Centre for Market & Public Organisation, the School of Geographic Sciences, and the School of Social & Community Medicine.

AQM is for social scientists who wish to develop their quantitative research skills in order to address important substantive social science questions, and in particular those questions involving secondary data analysis. AQM is equally for researchers who wish to specialise in the development of quantitative methods to address important but more generic social science questions, rather than specific applications to a substantive topic. Applications are welcome from graduates in quantitative social science disciplines and more technical quantitative disciplines like statistics and econometrics.

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree satisfying the ESRC Postgraduate Training & Development Guidelines by 30 September 2011. The deadline for applications is 11 April 2011. AQM is a priority area and it is expected that successful applicants will be eligible for an additional AQM stipend of £3,000. Thus the total annual maintenance stipend for 2011/12 will be in excess of £16,590.

For more details about AQM studentships and the applications procedure, visit

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