Studentship for the Leverhulme Trust project "Urbanisation and population ageing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing in place in cities"
Type of award
School of Social Sciences
Full UK tuition fees, a maintenance stipend, a training allowance up to £4,500 per PhD student, and specialist course fees.
PhD in Sociology
More details about the project are available here:
3 years full-time
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
This award is internal.
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:
This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.
Other eligibility criteria
Experience, knowledge about, or strong interest in ageing and age-friendly issues and urban developments
Excellent analytical, oral and writing skills
Skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to deal with a wide range of people and stakeholder groups
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Creative, outcome-focused and a sense of initiative
Willingness to conduct cross-national research and travel internationally
An understanding of empirical research relating to ageing in cities, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of that research and associated age-friendly policy developments
Proficiency in any of the following languages will be considered an advantage: French, Spanish, Japanese, Norwegian, Czech
The successful candidate will be required to submit a full University of Manchester PhD in Sociology application to fulfil admissions requirements. In addition to the materials requested as part of the regular admissions process, candidates must submit a letter (max 3 pages) outlining : (1) their interest in the research topic of the project; (2) previous relevant research or work experience; (3) links between their PhD proposal and the main research agenda of the project; and (4) their overall suitability for the studentship within the framework of the project.
Further details on eligibility and on the application procedure are available here .
05 Feb 2021
Friday, 5 th February 2021
Potential applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to contact Dr Tine Buffel on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information ahead of the official closing date.
Please include " Leverhulme Research Grant: PhD Studentship" in the subject line of your enquiry email.
Contact details for enquiries
- Dr Tine Buffel
Tel: +44 (0)161306 6955