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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Studentships, University of Westminster, UK

Deadline:

September 30, 2015

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SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Applications are being invited for 19 full-time studentships, consisting of a fee waiver and annual stipend of £16,000, for three years commencing in January 2016 to candidates with a Home fee status in the following areas:

SSH1: Migrant Worlds, Migrant Experience and Material Culture (Chinese)

SSH2: Migrant Worlds, Migrant Experience and Material Culture (French)

SSH3: One Planet Living: Measuring the Impacts of the One Planet Living Framework

SSH4: Penguin’s China: Reading China in Paperback

In addition to PhD studies, candidates will be expected to undertake up to six hours a week assisting with teaching or other academic duties.

Applicants 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).

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster has a vibrant research culture. Based in the heart of London, the Faculty currently has around 100 doctoral students and much of the research produced by its staff was judged as world leading in REF2014.

The faculty consists of five departments and one school:

  • English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Politics and International Relations
  • History, Sociology and Criminology
  • Westminster Professional Language Centre
  • Westminster Law School

Each part of the Faculty has a rich and lively research culture consisting of research seminars, conferences, symposia and invited speaker events. In addition to this, we are proud of the cross-disciplinary work carried out between departments, for example through the Faculty research seminar series and through collaborations between members of staff. This cross-disciplinarity is also a feature of the experience of our research students, evident in the fruitful collaborations and conversations begun during our annual faculty PhD away weekend. The Faculty is committed to supporting doctoral research which is innovative, critical and discipline-changing.

The closing date is 5pm on 30 September 2015.

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