QUB BREXIT PhD RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP 2021
The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE). The doctoral research will be focused on the interplay between the UK regulatory framework for intra-UK trade in services and the regulatory autonomy of home nations in relation to services.
WHAT THE STUDENTSHIP WILL COVER:
The funded studentship will be £21,000 per year to cover tuition fees and maintenance costs.
To apply, please complete an application form on the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal including:
- 2-page curriculum vitae (include the names and contact details of two referees who can comment on your ability to complete doctoral work, by reference to your academic performance to date).
- Research proposal of maximum 1.500 words (including references but excluding bibliography). The proposal should address the: (i) research question(s); (ii) the research context; (iii) methodology and; (iv) proposed time schedule. Further information on how to prepare a research proposal can be found on the school’s website.
- Transcript of grades.
The closing date for applications is Friday 23 April 2021 at 4pm.
The outcome will be communicated to the applicants by 1 June 2021.
Please note you must be in a position to commence your studies on 1 October 2021.
- To be considered eligible for a full DfE studentship award you must have been resident in the United Kingdom for the full three year period before the first day of the first academic year of the course.
- For a tuition fee only award you must have been resident in the European Economic Area and / or Switzerland throughout the three year period immediately preceding the date you make your application for an award.
- You must hold or expect to achieve a 2:1 class honours degree for a research degree and hold or expect to achieve a Master’s degree.
Please note this studentship is not available to international students.
For further details re eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) please click on the DEF Research Eligibility Guidance Notes.
Title: UK Internal Market for Services and Regulatory Autonomy of Devolved Administrations
In the context of the UK, trade in services has until fairly recently been governed by EU law. Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the UK has proposed a new regulatory framework – embodied by the UK Internal Market Bill – to ensure the free flow of services across the home nations. This regulatory framework, which is complemented by the UK Common Frameworks - has the potential to significantly alter the regulation of trade in services within the UK and affect the balance of power between the UK government and home nations.
The research project aims to carry out a legal analysis of the UK’s regulatory framework and, in particular, an examination of the extent to which this framework departs from existing models of services market integration and strikes an optimal balance between promoting trade flows and maintaining the autonomy of home nations with respect to services regulation.
For more information please contact:
Dr Billy Melo Araujo email@example.com