ESRC PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - Living wage Wales: Exploring the drivers to and barriers against the growth of the living wage standard in Wales (in collaboration with Citizens Cymru Wales)

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    Cardiff University
    United Kingdom
    Social sciences


This studentship will collaborate with Citizens Cymru to examine ways in which the LW can be promoted further and will focus on 3 key research questions:

Research Questions

1. What factors contribute to the patterns of accreditation in Wales?

2. What approaches are used in other regions that can be learnt from to further promote the LW in Wales?

3. How can the tools and approaches used by civil society organisations be harnessed to promote voluntary regulation?

What is funded

Cardiff Business School, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales, invites applications for funded PhD study. The ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaison with a non-academic organisation, often at many key stages of the research programme. They will commence in October 2020 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £15,009 p.a. for 2019/20 for full-time students); and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant.

Full awards (fees plus stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.


We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.


Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. Both the University and the ESRC Wales DTP value diversity and equality at all levels and we encourage applications from all sections of the community.


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