The Institute for Social Change (ISC)
Understanding the causes and consequences of social change
Most countries are currently experiencing unprecedented social changes, changes viewed by some as threatening the fabric of society, by others as opportunities for social growth and development. The ISC is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the causes and consequences of social change, and how policy can be used to maximise the benefits of change while reducing the costs.
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The Institute for Social Change (ISC) is an interdisciplinary social-science research institute at the University of Manchester, which examines the causes and consequences of social change
|Social Change in Manchester|
Manchester has a long history of social change. The industrial revolution saw Manchester become one of the world's first industrial cities. In the beginning this brought the 'satanic mills', rapid population growth and great poverty to many, but ultimately forced innovation in public health, social justice and governance. Manchester is now a modern metropolis and one of the most diverse and rapidly changing cities in the UK, facing the renewed challenge of change in the 21st century.
|Funding for postgraduate study|
There are currently two studentships worth £5000 towards course fees (currently £6,300 per annum for EU/UK students, £13,000 for international students)
For more information please visit the University of Manchester funding website
There is currently one Doctoral Studentship available, covering fees up to the level charged for UK/EU students (currently £3,900 per annum) and an annual maintenance stipend of £13,590.
For more informaion please visit the Social Change PhD website
|MSc & PHD||
There is currently one Studentship avalible for a four-year postgraduate study ( one year MSc and three years PhD.) The Samual Chan Scholarship, The PhD component will be under the supervision of Professor Yaojun Li. The research will concentrate on patterns, trends, causes, manifestations and consequences of happiness in China in the past few decades.
For more information please visit the Social Change PhD website