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PhD Studentships 2020, University of Edinburgh, University of Leiden, UK

Publish Date: Feb 29, 2020

Deadline: May 01, 2020

PhD Studentships

We are pleased to announce a new PhD training partnership in African Studies between the Universities of Edinburgh and Leiden, which will offer four fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships.

We are now accepting applications from candidates, with a closing deadline for applications of 1 May 2020.

Two of the studentships will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies (CAS) and two at African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL). All students will have at least one supervisor from each Centre, and will participate in 12 month research exchanges between institutions. The studentships last for four years, covering tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses. The stipend will be set at the UKRI 2020/21 rate. Funding also covers contributions towards research travel and additional costs. Students to be based at CAS will be expected to commence their studies in September 2020. 


Studentships will be awarded competitively and are open to all candidates. Applicants are required to have A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65%, or its international equivalent.

Research topics

Applicants to the CAS studentships are required to submit a research proposal. The research proposal must relate to the topic of urbanisation, as well one (or more) of the CAS priority research themes listed below. Please note, priority research themes for ASCL may differ, and applicants targeting the two Leiden studentships are advised to consult guidance on the ASCL website.

Borders and Infrastructures;

Economic Development and Change;

Law and Justice;

Marginality, Movement, Services and Statehood;

Peace and Conflict;

Science, Technology and Environment;

The Politics of Data and the Digital.

If you select more than one of these themes, you will need to rank them in order of importance.

English language proficiency

Should you receive a conditional offer, you must be able to demonstrate English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. 

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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