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SCDTP Studentship - Addressing Migration Uncertainty: Data, Knowledge, Measures, and Futures

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1203519CC

Addressing Migration Uncertainty: Data, Knowledge, Measures, and Futures

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Jakub Bijak (SSD) ( ), Hector Calvo Pardo (Economics), David Owen (PAIR), Eren Dodd (Maths)

Migration is one of key issues in contemporary politics and societies, but both potential migrants and those seeking to govern migration make their decisions under very high uncertainty. Some sources of uncertainty can be reduced through better data or knowledge, but other may remain irreducible, calling for applying different analytical approaches. This interdisciplinary project, bridging statistics, economics and political philosophy, with a strong quantitative focus, will aim to propose taxonomy of different types of migration uncertainty and to improve its measurement. The methods developed within the project will be tested on building scenarios of environment-related migration, and quantifying their uncertainty.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

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