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2 Fully-funded PhD studentships in Survey Research Methodology

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The Centre for Comparative Social Surveys (, City University London, invites two outstanding and self-motivated students to undertake research and development on survey research methodology, starting in September 2016. Full scholarships, including a fee waiver, will be offered to the successful candidates. The CCSS specialises in the design, implementation, and analysis of comparative social surveys. It hosts the European Social Survey (ESS), a multi-national survey project designed to monitor and explain social attitudes, beliefs, and values across Europe. The ESS has been established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in 2013.

Qualification: PhD

Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, and International Students

Funding amount: £16,057 per annum for full-time study over 3 years (+ fee waiver)

We are looking for two outstanding candidates with an excellent track record of academic achievements and a demonstrated research potential in Survey Research Methods, Statistics, Quantitative Sociology, Psychology, Economics, or Computer Sciences.

The application should contain the following documents:

. a copy of the Online Research Degree Application Form (full-time)
. a 1000-word research proposal including an abstract (max. 200 words)
. a CV
. two academic references
. copies of the transcripts of records and certificates (originals or certified copies)
. proof of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language)

The applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their ability to draft a methodological research proposal. Topics may be amended by the CCSS team to better suit the centre's research focus. Full applications should be submitted by Monday, 16 May 2016. Please apply for a PhD in Sociology following this link: Interviews will be held in June 2016.

For further details of and discussions about the individual research projects please contact Professor Rainer Schnell on +44 (0)20 7040 3397 or email

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