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The collaborative PhD programme between Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Scottish Universities has announced that three of its 2018 PhD studentships are now live for student applications.  

There is an opportunity within University of Stirling to lead on research to understand labour market outcomes for ethnic minority young people in Scotland.

Another opportunity is available to research the effects of new technologies on skills and employment on behalf of University of Stirling and University of Glasgow.

There is also an opportunity to deliver research on explaining employer engagement with apprenticeships at University of Glasgow.

The PhD studentship opportunities have been created through the SDS and SGSSS Collaborative PhD Programme, which is a partnership initiative established to engage the academic community in Scotland to support policy-relevant skills research. The focus of the research is to examine key questions in skills policy, skills delivery and Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG).

        

 

 

 

The Collaborative PhD Programme is producing a new body of research aligned to the evolving skills agenda in Scotland. It will also help to develop a new group of researchers with an in-depth understanding of the unique Scottish skills landscape.

To date, the Programme has enabled SDS to support 17 students in undertaking rigorous academic research into important skills issues.

Each student taken on through the Programme has academic supervisors and an SDS sponsor, to provide advice and practical experience. 

Further information on the PhD opportunity “Transitions and labour market outcomes for ethnic minority young people in Scotland”  led by University of Stirling can be found here.

Details on the PhD opportunity “The effects of new technologies on skills and employment” led by University of Stirling and University of Glasgow can be found here

More information on the PhD opportunity "Explaining employer engagement with apprenticeships" through University of Glasgow can be found here.

All candidates must meet the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) eligibility criteria, which can be found here

Read more about the Collaborative PhD Programme and the all research currently taking place here.

For more information about the Collaborative PhD Programme contact PhD@sds.co.uk 

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