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Department of Sociology


We are excited to announce the launch of an ESRC PhD studentship in collaboration with RAND Europe.

Workplaces, employment and wellbeing: Analysis of the Britain’s Healthiest workplace dataset


The Studentship

The University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP], in collaboration with RAND Europe is pleased to announce a studentship available for admission in October 2017. The studentship will be supervised in the Department of Sociology.

RAND Europe is a not for profit research institute that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. In collaboration with Vitality, RAND Europe has been collecting data on health, health-related behaviour and working conditions from managers and employees in a number of UK workplaces since 2012. We now invite applications for an ESRC-funded PhD studentship to use this dataset as the core of a PhD project.

A full DTP studentship will cover fees and provide £14,296 p.a. in living costs (current rates). DTP students also receive a personal allowance for additional training costs, and can apply for further funding to pursue fieldwork, academic exchange, and collaboration with non-academic organisations.

DTP studentships are currently open to UK and EU citizens. Full studentships are open only to those meeting certain residency requirements.

What to do next

All DTP applicants follow the University’s standard admission process. The application should include an outline research proposal describing the main aims of the PhD research and how it will utilise the RAND dataset; this will form the basis of a discussion about the direction of the PhD. Please go to our Graduate Admissions Portal to start your application.

Please address any questions about this PhD to Dr Brendan Burchell,

The closing date for applications is 18 April 2017.

Please click here to find out more about the studentship.