Applications are invited for up to seven fully funded studentships in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Studentships are open to the highly motivated and talented scholars able to extend the School’s reputation for excellent, adventurous, cutting-edge research.

International (non-EU/UK) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF 2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 14, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programs.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.
  • Scholarship Award: The studentships are open to articulate, well qualified and highly motivated UK/EU graduates with backgrounds in relevant disciplines. The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £14,777 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU/UK) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance. Studentships are for three years and all candidates will be expected to register for 1 October 2019.
  • Nationality: UK/EU students are eligible to apply. International (non-EU/UK) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.
  • Number of Scholarships: Seven studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in theUK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: UK/EU students are eligible to apply. International (non-EU/UK) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applications are invited from outstanding scholars working in any area of human and physical geography, communications and media, social and policy studies and politics and international studies. We are especially keen to recruit excellent researchers with interests in climate science and hydroclimatic extremes, migration and mobility, urban development and economy; digital media, social theory and cultural consumption, Black British culture, culture and social inequality, interpersonal communication; poverty – child poverty and inequality; bioethics and biomedicine; Cold war decolonisation, militarism, war and gender.

You must contact the School before submission to discuss your proposal. As a research student, you will be provided with research skills training and support from internationally recognised academics.

Applicants should have or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in the major subject of their research field or a related subject. A relevant master’s degree will be an advantage.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: All applications should be made online. Under programme name select ‘Communications and Media’, ‘Geography and Environment’, ‘Politics and International Studies’ or ‘Social and Policy Studies’. Please quote reference SOCSCI2019. The deadline for applications is 14 January 2019.

Online Application

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