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Research students

Group members have recently supervised PhD students on topics as diverse as civic education, health policy, policy for the digital economy, civilian nuclear power, civil service reform, women in local government, electoral integrity and environmental policy.

As well as our substantive specialisms we can offer support with cutting edge methodologies for quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research either through the expertise within the cluster or through training provided by others centres such as Q-Step.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD please first make contact with a member of staff whose expertise relate to your interests to discuss your proposal. You should leave plenty of time to develop and revise your ideas.

Prospective research students can apply for funding via the South West Doctoral Training Partnership which allocates both ESRC and AHRC awards– we encourage you to contact a potential supervisor early in order to develop the best possible proposal.