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Research Studentships in Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world. Researchers at UEA have extensive international networks and regularly engage with governments, policy advisers and other public and private sector organisations. 

Our research programmes and reputation helps graduates to enter a wide range of professions - academic, practitioner or policy-related work and careers elsewhere in the private or public sector.

The University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

UNESCO Chair PhD studentship: Adult literacy and learning for social transformation 

The University of East Anglia has been invited by UNESCO to join its prestigious universities network and establish the first UNESCO Chair in adult literacy and learning for social transformation. A fully-funded UNESCO Chair PhD studentship is being offered by the University of East Anglia for 2016/17 entry (October 2016 start date).

http://www.unesco.org.uk/unesco-chair-in-adult-literacy-and-learning-for-social-transformation-university-of-east-anglia-2016/

We aim to develop understanding about how adult learning - particularly for women and young adults - can help address inequalities in the poorest communities of the world. Promoting a rights-based holistic approach to adult learning as the basis for active citizenship and improved livelihoods, the UNESCO Chair programme sets out to promote greater interaction between research and policy in areas such as skill 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 the university (see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/education/research/areas/literacy-and-development). Professor of Education, Anna Robinson-Pant, has been appointed as the UNESCO Chairholder.

Applications for the UNESCO Chair PhD studentship should connect with the overarching theme 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 proposal 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 Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world. Click here to find out more about each School’s research strengths and possible supervisors:

The Studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU or international fee rate as applicable), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. The studentship will begin in October 2016 for a duration of three years full-time study. 

Applications for this studentship are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should 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 by selecting PhD Research Projects in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning on the application form. 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: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591709

Funding Opportunities: UEA Studentships

The Social Science Graduate School is pleased to announce that it will be awarding up to 15 University funded PhD studentships available to students from within or outside the EU for 2016/7 entry.

Studentships are available for the following Schools, please follow the links for School specific details:

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 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.

Application deadline: 2017 application deadline will be available soon.

For further information please contact the UEA Postgraduate Research Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk - tel: +44(0) 1603 591709).

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