History, Philosophy and Religion research degrees
PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it is looking for strong candidates for five, three year, full-time PhD studentships. One studentship will be available in each of the following Schools/Departments, commencing in September 2013:
- Department of English and Modern Languages
- Department of History, Philosophy and Religion
- Department of Social Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Law
The award will fund a stipend of £7000 per annum for a maximum three year period from 2013/14, renewable annually for the three years dependent on satisfactory academic progress. In addition, the successful candidate will also have their Research Degree fees paid (at Home/EU level) by the Faculty each year for the duration of the studentship.
As a research student in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences you will receive:
- Exceptional grounding in research training and other essential skills
- Close supervision from experts in the relevant discipline
- Research expertise in your chosen research area
- Faculty funds to support research-related expenditure of up to a maximum of ¬£150 per academic year for full-time students and ¬£75 per academic year for part-time students
- Access to the University’s library and email facilities and to shared hot-desking computer areas
- Plentiful opportunities to present your work and thereby participate in our vibrant research culture
- The opportunity to attend a rich programme of research seminars with presentations from high profile external guest speakers as well as specialist seminars organised by individual research groups and clusters
- You may have the opportunity to develop your teaching, mentoring and demonstrating skills by undertaking paid teaching activities
The studentships are intended for candidates, who will pursue PhD research that falls within the Research areas listed on the department website:
The studentships are open to both home/EU and International students, but International applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the home/EU and International research degree fees each year for the duration of the award.
We are looking to recruit candidates of the highest quality, with the capability of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. The successful candidate is expected to have a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) and have completed, or be in the process of completing, a relevant Masters degree. The Studentship holders may also be required to complete supplementary research methods modules in their first year of study. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English (see below).
Applicants whose main language is not English must meet the Faculty’s English language requirements. The minimum IELTS score required for entry to the research degree programme is 6.5–7 overall. In addition, we require a minimum of 6.5 in each component of the test. We do not accept IELTS certificates that are over two years old. We are not required to test the English language ability of applicants who have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree which was taught in English in a majority-speaking country. Evidence of this must be provided (eg. Masters Certificate).
How to Apply
The closing date for applications is Monday 4 March at 17:00. We will only accept postal applications received by the deadline. We will not accept emailed applications. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by e-mail, so please provide a reliable e-mail address on your application form.
To request an application pack and for further details of how to apply, please contact the Research Administrator:
Ms Charmian Hearne
Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 48 4998
Fax: + 44 (0) 1865 48 3791