Business, Law and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences offers an innovative learning environment, as well as outstanding facilities and resources. We specialise in the fields of business, law, criminology, sociology and psychology.
PhD opportunities in the School of Social Sciences
Funded PhD Opportunities
The School of Social Sciences is seeking to recruit a new cohort to undertake research in a number of key areas. The funding consists of a tax-free stipend paid monthly and has a current value of £14,553 per annum. The bursary is renewable annually for up to 36 months in total, subject to you making satisfactory progression within your PhD research.
Successful applicants for our funded PhD studentships will receive a tax-free research stipend that tracks UK Research Council rates (currently £14,553) and a fee waiver to the value of Home / EU student PhD fees (currently £4,120). The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 27 November 2017.
You can find further details on studying for a PhD and details of how to apply here. To apply, please click on the ‘How to Apply’ tab and quote the Reference Number and Title on your Research Proposal.
Understanding changing voter perceptions and attitudes towards Brexit: a longitudinal study
Supervisors: Professor Alex de Ruyter, Dr Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler and Dr Arantza Gomez Arana
Deadline for Application: 23:59, Wednesday 28 February 2018
The Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University is seeking an ambitious and talented individual to undertake a programme of PhD research on the cognitive attitudes and perceptions underpinning the resultant Brexit vote. This research will consist of a longitudinal survey, interviews and psychological tests such as simple implicit association tests to map bias and attitudinal changes before and after the expected date of exiting the EU on March 31st 2019.
Specifically, you will explore: the cognitive processes shaping peoples’ attitudes to Brexit, and how these could change over time; the impact of changing socio-economic circumstances towards these perceptions; and the impact on regional and national/international identities (race/migration factors etc.) arising out of the Brexit process.
The successful applicant should have a first degree in a social sciences subject (at least 2:1 honours attained), ideally with experience of both qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods.
For further information, contact the named staff below.
Professor Alex de Ruyter
07793 233 256 (Mobile)