Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences : Education



Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 18 February 2013

Social Sciences Faculty Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2013/14.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Please see our areas of expertise in educational research, current and recently completed research projects – and Academic Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,590 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. However in some limited cases the School may consider providing “top up” grants covering the international component of tuition fees if a student’s research topic is closely aligned to the strategic interests of the School.

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) and preferably a Research Masters degree (or equivalent). Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, which could take place via telephone or Skype as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants will be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

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To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD research programme through our online application process, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme.

Please contact either Professor Anna Robinson-Pant or your potential supervisor to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application. For more general enquiries, or for questions about the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office:

Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.

The University will also be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2013. For more information and to register your interest to attend see www.uea.ac.uk/pgopenday

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