5 full-time PhD studentships

imgresThe Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University invites applications for five full-time PhD studentships (three years) and two PhD fee waivers, full-time (three years) or part-time (six years), commencing October 2015.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research that has a strong focus on social justice, impact and public engagement. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission. Our research is supported by a number of prestigious research centres as well as by our six academic departments.

Further details of our PhD programme and information on how to apply can be found here.

You will have at least a 2:1 as a first degree and a relevant Masters’ Degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas:

–       Citizenship and governance
–       Crime, security and policing
–       Environment and climate change
–       Health, economics and welfare
–       Identities, mobilities and migration
–       ‘Imaginative Governance’ in Europe
–       Intimacies, sexualities and relationships
–       Media, culture and society

Further details about academic departments at the Faculty of Social sciences can be found here and current research in the Faculty can be found here.

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.

Completed application forms, together with a Research Proposal and a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying must be sent to (please see the website).

Application forms are available here

Please mark clearly which funding scheme you are applying for, although one application to both schemes is permissible.

Closing date: 25 June 2015 at 5 pm



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