The call for six fully funded PhD Studentships in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University is now open.
Deadline: 28th February 2018
Start date: 1st October 2018
“Loughborough University is comfortably ranked in the top 20 of all major UK university league tables and was voted The Times Higher Education ‘Best Student Experience’ in England for the past six years. Social Science is listed in the top 100 THES 2018 world university rankings. The School comprises the Departments of Geography (physical and human), Politics, History and International Relations and Social Sciences (Communication and Media Studies; Criminology and Social Policy; Social Psychology; Sociology). It is a partner in the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) for doctoral training and the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
The studentships are central to developing and sustaining the School’s research strengths in Communication and cultures; Migration, identities and governance; Environmental processes and management; Families, young people and children; and Democracy, crisis and security. We are keen to recruit students to areas recognised as world-leading in REF 2014, including political communication; conversation analysis; social theory; nationalism and migration; climate change, sedimentology; the geography of globalisation; crime and victimisation; social exclusion and poverty; European comparative politics; and children and families.”
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in the major discipline of their research field (Geography/Politics/Social Science or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree will be an advantage.