Bursary of up to £17,000 plus fees available.
Academic Supervisor: Dr Paul Jeffrey, Centre for Water Science, Sustainable Systems Department
An opportunity has arisen for a high calibre graduate to undertake an MSc by Research in consumer attitudes to water conservation measures.
Awareness of water conservation issues continues to grow with increasing demands placed on water resources.
Attitudes to water conservation measures are important influences on individual willingness to take action.
Many of these attitudes are culturally based.
With progressively heterogeneous societies, an understanding of the relationships between attitudes to water as a resource and commodity and possible responses to conservation initiatives is becoming increasingly important.
This research activity will entail a review of theory and existing empirical studies on these issues, application of statistical analysis techniques to data from questionnaire based surveys conducted in four countries in the Middle East.
Preparation of reports and papers to support the project will also be required.
The successful applicant will be based within the Centre for Water Science at Cranfield University, which undertakes internationally leading research, education and training in technology and associated scientific, engineering and policy issues for the treatment, use and management of water.
The Centre has been awarded an EPSRC 'Technology Platform' in recognition of our international standing and are the first university department outside of the USA to be awarded American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF) funding.
Unique facilities include a pilot-plant hall at Cranfield's own sewage treatment works and state-of-the-art laboratories.
Applicants should have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in the Social or Human Sciences, environmental or behavioural psychology, and experience of analysing both quantitative and qualitative data.
Good written English as well as some knowledge or experience of the water sector would also be desirable.
Value of Award:
This studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £17,000 plus fees.
Details on application.
How to Apply
For more information and an application form please contact:
School of Applied Sciences,
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754086
Fax: +44 (0)1234 754109
Email: appliedsciences [at] cranfield.ac.uk