Fully funded PhD studentships at Newman University

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It has just been announced that Newman University is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for three fully-funded home/EU, full-time PhD studentships. The application deadline is 27 February, for an October 2015 start. The briefing is as follows: Newman University aspires to be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for the quality of its research and scholarship. As part of the University’s continued commitment to supporting the most promising students to undertake in depth postgraduate research, applications are invited for three fully-funded PhD Studentships for three years (full-time) for UK or EU students. The Studentship includes a subsistence grant in line with the recommendations of the UK research Councils (currently £13,863 p.a. for 2014-15) with all fees paid. Further Home/EU PhD Studentships are expected to be available to commence in October 2015. The University supports world-leading and internationally recognised research across a broad range of disciplines (including the Human Sciences, Sport, Psychology, Education and the Humanities) and applications are welcome in any of these areas. Details of the core research interests and supervision areas can be found at http://www.newman.ac.uk/research-activity/2375/supervision-areas. Current Readers and Professors will particularly welcome applications on:

  •  Educational leadership, management, and policy, including that in pastoral care and Catholic Education (interested applicants should contact Dr Dave Trotman: email d.trotman@newman.ac.uk, tel: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2252 for an informal discussion).
  •  Biblical Studies, and specifically the use of the Old Testament in the New, working with Dr Susan Docherty and Professor Steve Moyise (interested applicants should contact Dr Susan Docherty: email s.e.docherty@newman.ac.uk, tel: 0212 478 1181 ext. 2231 for an informal discussion).
  •  20th and 21st century Black British literature (interested applicants should contact Dr Helen Cousins: email h.cousins@newman.ac.uk, tel: 0212 478 1181 ext. 2309 for an informal discussion).
  • Aspects of the French Revolution, or the social history of alcohol in Early Modern/Modern Europe (interested applicants should contact Dr Noelle Plack: email n.plack@newman.ac.uk, tel: 0212 478 1181 ext. 2433 for an informal discussion).

Timescale Deadline for applications: Friday 27 February 2015

  • Interviews: week commencing Monday 18 March 2015
  • Commencement of Studentship: 5 October 2015

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