PhD in Anthropology at University of Aberdeen, UK

Deadline: 15 October 2013
Open to: International students holding or nearing completion of a postgraduate Masters degree in social and/or cultural anthropology, cultural history or similar field
Scholarship: full UK/EU fees, maintenance stipend,  conference travel and fieldwork, equipment budget


The Department of Anthropology is offering one three-year PhD studentship to work on a project about human-animal relations in the circumpolar North. The position will start either in January 2014 or October 2014 and be based in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. The studentship form part of a 5-year project (2012-2017) funded by the European Research Council entitled ‘Arctic Domestication: Emplacing Human/Animal relations in the Circumpolar North.

‘Arctic Domestication’ aims to develop a new language to describe how communities of people and communities of animals invigorate life in Northern Places. The studentship is designed to play an integral role in uniting small teams of scholars working in specific regions. The core of the application should be a research project which integrates knowledge of a particular setting with one or more of the disciplines within the project.


All applicants must hold or be close to completing a postgraduate Masters degree in social and/or cultural anthropology, cultural history, or similar field. The studentships are available for full-time study only. Students from outside the UK and EU may apply. The acceptance of any student will be conditional on their meeting the minimum admissions standards of the University and that their project description matches the goals of the project.


The studentship will include full UK/EU fees and a maintenance stipend set at RCUK rates, funds to support conference travel and fieldwork, and a small equipment budget. The project will consider the possibility of paying the full overseas fees of an non-EU applicant depending on the quality of the application.

Home/EU/International fees, a maintenance stipend at RCUK rates for three years, and full funding for fieldwork costs are offered to a student to carry out research towards the PhD as part of the 5-year ERC-funded project ‘Arctic Domestication: Emplacing Human-Animal Relations in the Circumpolar North.


Application can be submitted either online or by post. Applicants should apply to the PhD programme in Anthropology, following the standard procedure and using the on-line or downloadable forms available HERE. On the form, candidates should indicate that the application is for Postgraduate Research leading to the award of PhD in Anthropology.

Deadline is 15 October 2013. For further information visit the official website HERE.

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