Deadline: 31 January, 2013
Open to: UK, EU and international students, with a good first degree and a Masters degree in Politics, International Relations, or a related subject
Scholarships: cover up to four years of tuition fees and provide a standard maintenance grant of £15,590 per year. PhDs with a particular emphasis on quantitative research may receive an additional Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) stipend of £3,000
The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at The Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) offers a number of generous studentships for students commencing their doctoral studies in September 2013.
This year applications in the following subject areas are particularly encouraged:
- Civil society/social movements
- European public policy and governance
- Political transition in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
- Critical approaches to the theory of international relations and practice of foreign policy
- Political theory and the history of ideas
Queen Mary Principal’s studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates will normally be expected to have a good first degree and a Masters degree in Politics, International Relations, or a related subject.
Scholarships cover up to four years of tuition fees and provide a standard maintenance grant of £15,590 per year. PhDs with a particular emphasis on quantitative research may receive an additional Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) stipend of £3,000.
Successful applicants will be offered a variety of flexible models of combined PhD study and research training: either a 1 + 3 model (i.e. 1 year doing an MRes in advanced research training, plus 3 years of PhD) or a model where the research training is completed throughout the course of the 4 years of the studentship.
Students who already hold a Masters degree with sufficient training can also apply for the standard 3-year funded PhD.
How to apply?
- For QMUL Principal’s Studentships, apply via the standard PhD application process, indicating in your application that you wish to be considered for funding. Application is available here
- For ESRC 1+3 Studentships, apply for a relevant MRes here and complete the additional ESRC application form, which is available to download from here
- For ESRC 3-year and +4 Studentships, apply via the standard PhD application process here and complete the additional ESRC application form, which is available to download from here
- A research proposal which should include a hypothesis, key questions to be addressed by your research, methodology and an indicative bibliography.
- You should have a 2:1 or equivalent in your first degree and if your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied. You need to provide evidence of an English language test score or intend to take a test before your studies.
- Transcripts from previous degrees
- 2 academic references
- A full curriculum vitae (CV)
- A supporting statement (1 page A4), which explains why you want to take the programme. This should address the following: previous academic and other experience relevant to your proposed research; why you wish to undertake this research at Queen Mary; what research training and professional preparation you have already received, and what further training you think you will need; any ethical issues you will need to consider in undertaking your research.
Further details and Guide, how to apply are available here
Deadline is 31 January, 2013