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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), is pleased to announce two new Administrative Data Research (ADR) UK studentships, available for admission in October 2023.

The PhD studentships are part of an innovative set of 20 ADR UK studentships across the UK using linked administrative data. The students will use ADR UK’s new linked flagship datasets to answer policy-relevant research questions, and promote the wider use of administrative data for research.

Students will have the opportunity to work with students in other DTPs using linked administrative data sets.

Institute of Criminology

Cambridge ESRC DTP Linked Administrative Data Studentship 2023: Structure and Mechanisms of Drug Markets

The project will involve analyzing administrative records from the Criminal Justice System Linked Datasets (part of the UK ADR Data First Project) to explore the structure of drug trafficking in England and Wales as well as the mechanisms underpinning drug markets and the behaviour of their participants.

This is a quantitative project with a strong social network analysis component. The successful applicant will have a strong quantitative background and familiarity with at least one statistical package.  Knowledge of social network analysis is highly desirable.

To find out more and apply please visit:  ESRC DTP Linked Administrative Data Studentship: Structure and Mechanisms of Drug Markets - Job Opportunities - University of Cambridge

Closing date: 10 February 2023

Faculty of Education

Cambridge ESRC DTP Linked Administrative Data Studentship 2023A-Level Subject Choices and Higher Education Access

The project will make specific use of a newly available linked administrative data resource, GRADE. Linking together data from the National Pupil Database, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the GRADE dataset allows for the exploration of a series of research questions relevant to educational policy.

The principal aim of this studentship is to explore higher education applications made, and offers received, by individual applicants and how these relate to subject choice at A-level and the teacher-predicted and actual educational attainment of applicants. Within that, the studentship will also explore the influence of richly-defined socio-economic background on subject choice, predicted and actual grades, and higher education applications.

To find out more and apply please visit: Cambridge ESRC DTP ADR UK Studentship - Higher Education Access

Closing date: 28 February 2023