Strategy and Security +3 and 1+3 MPhil / PhD Studentship

Application deadline: 14 February 2013

About the award
The College of Social Sciences and International Studies at Exeter is offering a fully funded studentship for a Home / EU student studying for an MPhil / PhD programme in the newly formed Strategy and Security Institute (SSI).

The SSI is a new, innovative, policy facing interdisciplinary research centre which has just established a new graduate research programme in strategy and security. The SSI has an ambitious research agenda, and with strong links with other University departments offers the opportunity for a PhD candidate to work in an exciting and truly interdisciplinary environment.

This prestigious award is worth over £52,000, and includes:

  • Direct payment of tuition fees (at the standard UK/EU rate)
  • Maintenance allowance for accommodation and living expenses of around £13,590 per annum.

Research areas
The SSI invites applications from students interested in undertaking PhD study into contemporary global security issues such as:

  • Integrated approaches to conflict prevention and management
  • Changing character of contemporary conflict
  • International efforts to stabilise failed, failing or fragile states
  • Gulf and Middle East security
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Strategy and security in the contemporary world including intelligence
  • Defence reform and strategy in the context of wider public policy
  • Science, technology and security policy
  • Humanitarian intervention and laws of armed conflict
  • Civil-military relations and security sector governance
  • Arms control and proliferation
  • US-European security and defence relations, and the role and future of NATO
  • Domestic security, public resilience and counter-terrorism
  • The politics of defence industrial consolidation in Europe and the United States
  • Ethics of the use of armed force

Further information
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