Open to: students with background in Economic Sociology, Labour Studies, Political Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
Scholarships: approx 16.000 euro per year, renewable for up to three years.
The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) is accepting applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programmes in:
• Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (5 scholarship positions) – Application deadline: June 14, 2018
• Political Studies (10 scholarship positions) – Application deadline: June 19, 2018
• Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (6 scholarship positions) – Application deadline: June 7, 2018
NASP offers a total of 21 Ph.D. positions covered by scholarships. Full information on how to submit applications is provided by the Calls for Application.
NASP is a research-based training network that involves seven universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Genoa, Milan, Pavia, Eastern Piedmont and Turin. NASP is administratively based at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (SPS).
Economic Sociology and Labour Studies
The programme has a strong focus on quantitative methods but also accepts research projects based on qualitative and mixed methods. The substantive attention is on the relations between society and the economy, both at the micro and the macro level, from the disciplinary perspectives of sociology, industrial relations and organization studies, with six major areas of specialization:
1. The social and political regulation of markets
2. Industrial relations and labour law
3. Complex organizations and human resources management
4. Economic behaviour and networks of social interaction
5. Local development and global society
6. Occupations, education and social stratification
The aim of the doctoral Programme is to train highly skilled professionals who can undertake research within academic institutions, think tanks and research centres, as well as provide consultancy for political, economic, public or private organizations at the national and international levels.
The programme offers a two-levels training. First, the acquisition of a common background on the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in the field of political science and political philosophy. Second, a more personalized training subdivided in four main paths of specialization, and the possibility to experiment cross-curricular paths linking together traditionally unrelated disciplines.
These four main paths are:
•Institutions and Public Policy
•Public Opinion, Political Communication and Political Behaviour
Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
The aim of the programme is to provide structured training in theoretically guided empirical research across a wide range of sociological fields and to introduce students to current international debates in both qualitative and quantitative social research. Graduates from the programme will be able to compete successfully for positions as researchers (in public and private universities and research centres), skilled professionals and consultants in sociology to public agencies and international organizations and institutions in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
Research areas covered by the Ph.D. Programme include:
•Media and the Public Sphere.
•Methodology of Social Research
•Social Change and Inequalities
In 2018-2019, the PhD programme offers 1 PhD position (3 years) for a joint degree with a LERU partner university – the University of Amsterdam.
All courses are taught in English for all of the Ph.D. Programmes, while the dissertation might be written in English as well as in Italian, depending on the topic and on the supervisor’s judgement.
For more information on the calls for application please visit the official webpage at:Läs mer