Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship invites applications

Funded doctoral project is part of new interdisciplinary programme of research looking at how welfare systems shape ‘decent self-employment’

PhD Scholarship funding 2018

Successful applicants play a vital role in Manchester Met’s vibrant and growing research community

Building on the success of the previous two years’ VC PhD Scholarship competitions, we are again awarding a VC PhD Scholarship for 2018 entry.

This scholarship, which offers to cover fees and includes a stipend, is entitled: Welfare Systems for the New Economy: A Three Country Comparison of Social Protection for the Self-employed.

The project will be part of a new inter-disciplinary programme of research looking at how welfare systems shape ‘decent self-employment’. It will put the UK in context by comparing welfare provision with two other countries and developing evidence-led policy recommendations.

We welcome applications from high quality candidates, possibly with a background in social policy. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.

For more information about the aims and objectives of the project, please visit

Informal enquiries can be made to quoting the reference FoBL-JR-2018-1.

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