PHD FEE BURSARY: LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES

PhD fee bursary opportunities at the School of Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University

The School of Humanities and Social Science are pleased to offer a number of part-time and full-time MPhil/PhD fee bursaries for 2013/14. The School aims to recruit the brightest and best students to undertake doctoral research within the School. We invite applications from prospective students who are intellectually able, who want to conduct research in a vibrant and dynamic research environment and who have the drive to complete. The fee bursaries will be allocated in a competitive round and successful candidates, as part of their package of support, will be offered some paid teaching and/or research experience within the School.

The School of Humanities and Social Science includes: Criminology; English; History; Media, Culture and Communications; Policing Studies and Sociology. The School has a dynamic research culture which is outward facing with a strong tradition of civic and social engagement. Our multi-disciplinary research activities create a body of knowledge and experience which are at the core of our work with students, academics and partner organisations. Our passion for research translates into a vibrant and dynamic culture which engages staff and students in local, national and international projects across a range of disciplines. We pride ourselves on the quality and innovative nature of the research and scholarship activities of our staff and students.

The School has three Units of Assessment (UoA) proposed for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 with submissions from Criminology, English and History. However, in line with the interdisciplinary nature of the research culture of the School, academics from across the subject areas are being included in a range of UoAs within the School and across the University.

We welcome applications for doctoral research in or across any of the following areas;

Criminology: Details of the research interests within Criminology can be found at theCentre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion (CCSE) website. Research interests of the staff team can be found here. Informal enquiries around proposed areas of study should be made to Dr Janet JamiesonJ.Jamieson@ljmu.ac.uk

English: Details of research in English can be found at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History website. Research interests of the staff team can be found here. Informal enquiries around proposed areas of study should be made to Professor Glenda Norquay G.Norquay@ljmu.ac.uk

History: Details of the research interests of staff within History can be found here. Informal enquiries around proposed areas of study should be made to Professor Nick White N.J.White@ljmu.ac.uk

Media, Culture and Communication: Details of the research interests of staff within Media, Culture and Communication can be found here. Informal enquiries around proposed areas of study should be made to Dr Sian Lincoln S.Lincoln@ljmu.ac.uk

Sociology: Details of the research interests of staff within Sociology can be found here. Informal enquiries around proposed areas of study should be made to Dr Helen Churchill H.Churchill@ljmu.ac.uk

We welcome applications for research which cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries or exploiting opportunities at the intersections of different disciplines. Our subject areas are interdisciplinary in nature and our staff includes specialists in urban geography, world development and political science and support post-graduate research in these areas.

Support offered at an institutional level

Prospective students can see the support we offer to all postgraduate researchers at this website: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/course.asp?CourseID=367.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree in a cognate area and must meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. Applicants with a Master’s degree in a relevant area are particularly encouraged to apply.

These bursaries are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e. outside the EU) applicants. Please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.

Applicants should apply online at: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/courses/114119.htm.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 2nd December 2013.

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