Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship at SRUC and University of Edinburgh

Location: SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) and the University of Edinburgh

Closes: 15 April 2019

Commencement date:  October 2019

The overall aim of this project is to investigate dairy and beef farmers’ past and intended future cattle breeding decisions. The successful candidate will use a suite of social science methods, develop valuable research and analytical skills in qualitative and quantitative techniques, econometrics and use of big data sets. The project will allow the successful candidate to work in an interdisciplinary environment, conducting research of interest to policy makers and the farming industry. The project would suit a graduate in social sciences, economics, agricultural or environmental/ecological/biological sciences.

Funding: The PhD studentship is funded by the ESRC through the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences (SGSSS). Students must meet ESRC eligibility criteria (see further particulars). The scholarship is available to support either a 3-year research degree, or a 4-year programme incorporating a Masters course followed by 3-year research degree, which makes this PhD programme suitable for candidates who have no or limited social science skills.

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Klaus Glenk ( 

For further information and to apply online please click here