Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarships, Social Sciences

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As part of our commitment to investing in research that shapes lives and society, we are awarding 12 fully-funded Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships for 2014.

Research is undertaken across the range of social science disciplines and covers the breadth of social and governmental concerns. The areas of research that are of particular interest to us and in which we can offer PhD supervision, are based on projects connected with the following research groups:

Politics and International Relations PDF icon

  • International studies
  • Political Theory
  • European Politics
  • Political participation.

Psychology PDF icon

  • Addiction and Aberrant Behaviours
  • Wellbeing
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Language and Psycholinguistics
  • Development, Interaction and Social Relations.

Sociology and Criminology PDF icon

  • Community engagement
  • Crime (including crime reduction, criminal justice, responses to crime, policing, penology, criminological theory, hate crime)
  • Geography of social problems and public service provision
  • Religion and sexuality
  • Work and employment
  • Young people and inclusion.

Social Work and Professional Practice PDF icon

We are particularly interested in pursuing research that adopts a participatory design and research that impacts upon social policy. Our particular areas of research expertise lie in:

  • Social inclusion / exclusion
  • Homelessness
  • Faith and social welfare
  • Comparative social policy / social welfare and the Chinese community
  • Fostering and adoption
  • Children, young people and safeguarding
  • Mental health / substance misuse and offending.

The scholarships will pay UK / EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (£13,726 per annum for 2013/14) for up to three years.

Download application pack

For further information and to download an application pack, click Order literature above

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 January 2014 at 09:00.

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Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

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