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MSc in Data Science

The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is inviting applications for the newly introduced course — MSc in Data Science for Politics and Policymaking course starting in September 2018. This course is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with the ability to use big data to solve complex political and social problems. It is perfectly suited to those looking for careers in political campaigns, think tanks, interest groups associated with shaping public policy and the civil service.

This Masters level course equips students with the ability to design, commission, and implement projects that capture and analyse large quantities of online data from a diverse set of sources.

The course looks to solve the key challenge of the use of big data in the public sphere, the lack of specified research and policy goals, by providing you with the know-how via core classes in Research Design, Public Policy and Qualitative Methods. This training will empower students to understand and apply techniques designed for the study of large amount of data to pressing social and political questions in a diverse range of settings.

Eligibility: First or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. Students with an undergraduate degree who have marks below 2.1 will be considered if there is evidence of work and/or life experience related to the content of the degree. You don’t need to have prior experience in computer science.

Fee: £18,750 for international students. For further information contact — hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk.

 

PhD in History

Ashoka University, the pioneers in Liberal Arts and Sciences education based in Sonepat, Haryana, has announced the launch of its PhD programme in History. The academic session will begin in mid-August 2018

Selection process: The election will be based on the basis of entrance exam and interview. The entrance examination will be on April 16, 2018 at 10.30 AM at Ashoka University Campus, Sonepat. The duration of the examination will be 90 minutes. The interview for eligible candidates will be on April 24, 2018 at 1.30 PM at the campus.

Eligibility criteria: Students are expected to have a master’s degree in history or a related discipline. Additionally, preference will be given to students who already have a research degree or have experience in research work.

How to apply: visit ow.ly/XpsF30iwz5C or log on to https://www.ashoka.edu.in/page/phd-history-154.

Tuition fee: Rs 12,500 per semester. One-time admission fee to be at par with that paid by other students. Dissertation assessment fee is Rs 15,000 for the first time, and Rs 5,000 the second/ third time. The quantum of fees paid by PhD students will be reviewed from time to time.

Teaching Assistantships: A PhD student with an MPhil may be appointed for teaching assistantships for up to four years, whereas a student with an MA may be appointed TA for up to five years.

 All PhD students who have been awarded TA-ship established by Ashoka University or those receiving scholarship from UGC or “partner” organizations will be expected to work for eight hours/ week assisting with teaching courses.

Assistance in teaching will include (among others) grading assignments, quizzes, or lab reports, data collection and/or analysis, and maintenance of LMS. TAs will be assigned to courses (or duties) by the Head of the Department.

Deadline: The last date to apply is April 5, 2018.

 
 
 
 
 

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