Deadline: 14 February 2014
Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2014/5.
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 International Development.
Please see our International Development Research Areas 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 £13,726 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 for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 (upper second class) undergraduate degree and 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 may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact either Dr Ben Jones 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 UEA PGR Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709