UNESCO CHAIR PhD STUDENTSHIP: ADULT LITERACY & LEARNING FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
As part of the UEA’s participation in the prestigious UNESCO universities network UEA is offering a fully-funded UNESCO Chair PhD studentship linked to the first UNESCO Chair in adult literacy and learning for social transformation.
The aims of the UNESCO Chair in adult literacy and learning for social transformation are to develop understanding of how adult learning (particularly for women and young adults) can help address inequalities in the poorest communities of the world. Promoting a right-based holistic approach to adult learning as the basis for active citizenship and improved research and policy in areas such as skills development and adult literacy learning. The programme builds directly on the expertise of the UEA Literacy and Development Group, which brings together researchers in education and international development from across UEA.
Applications for the UNESCO Chair PhD studentship should comment with the overarching themes of adult literacy and learning for social transformation. We are looking for original research proposals that address a specific topic or debate within this important field. The proposals should give a clear indication of aims, proposed methodology and design of the study, as well as engaging critically with relevant research literature. Applications will be evaluated on their potential to take forward theoretical understanding and/or contribute to enhancing policy, practice and research on adult literacy and/or adult learning in the context of international development.
We encourage applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, with a view to being supervised in the UEA Social Science Graduate School.
The studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU or international fee rates as applicable), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057), and a research training support grant.
The studentship will begin in October 2016 for a duration of 3 years full-time study.
Applications for this studentship are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates will be interviewed, usually 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 a PhD research project in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning through our online application process. The project will be listed under the Advertised Research Projects dropdown with the project code ROBINSON-PANT_U16UNESCO Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation.
Application deadline is 17 June 2016
For further information please contact UEA Postgraduate Research Office Admissions Enquiries email: email@example.com tel: +44 (0)1603 591709
Social Sciences Faculty Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2016/7.
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.
We invite applications in a range of areas of educational research, primarily:
- Literacy, education and international development. Contact: Prof. Anna Robinson-Pant.
- Mathematics education. Contact: Prof. Elena Nardi.
- Physical education pedagogy. Contact: Dr Victoria Warburton.
- Higher education and society. Contact: Dr Yann Lebeau.
- Cultural studies in education. Contact: Prof. Victoria Carrington.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the research expertise and interests page to find a suitable primary supervisor for their area of research.
The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.
Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed, usually 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 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.
For specific queries about the fit of your research proposal with School research priorities and/or availability of supervisors, please contact either Professor Anna Robinson-Pant or a potential supervisor from within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.
For more general enquiries, or for questions about the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709
Please follow this link to access the online application form.
For further information please contact:
PPE Postgraduate Research Office (SSF)
Elizabeth Fry Building 2.30
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709
UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships
A scholarship of a 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2016. Terms and conditions apply.