Politics and International Relations Research Studentship, University of Westminster, UK

Publish Date: Mar 24, 2016

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016


The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster is pleased to offer Studentships for prospective PhD students starting in September 2016.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the Department of Politics and International Relations was recognised as one of the five most improved Departments in the UK, with 96% of its publications ‘world leading’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ in terms of ‘originality, significance and rigour’. Located in the heart of London, we have an active research culture led by the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) based in the Department. This includes the internationally recognised CSD Encounter as well as a variety of research seminars and conferences.

Applications are invited for the following awards which are tenable for up to three years for full-time study:

  • One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £16,000 per year for three years
  • Up to two fee waivers (Home/EU rate) and £5,000 per year for three year

Please note that while overseas fee paying students may apply, the fee waived would be at the Home/EU rate. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties as part of the Studentship.

We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the core areas of research within the Centre for the Study of Democracy:

  • Contemporary democratic theory and governance
  • Critical international theory
  • Identity and community
  • Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Security and violence

More information about CSD.

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Entry requirements and how to apply

Candidates should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements). Read more about our entry requirements

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15 April 2016.

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