Deadline: 13 April 2015
Open to: postgraduate Master degree holders in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, History, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, Philosophy or Theology
Scholarship: full UK/Europe fees and partial maintenance
Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity. Citizenship, civil society and rule of law are three key concepts, all three of some pedigree but enjoying a new lease of life, prescribed by bodies such as IMF and United Nations, championed by social movements, and debated in the media and in academic research, although CISRUL is also interested in related notions such as democracy, human rights, multiculturalism and pluralism. For this year CISRUL offer a inter-disciplinary 3-year PhD studentships. You have two options:
- You may select the PhD programme in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law if you wish to pursue inter-disciplinary study;
- If you wish to apply for a PhD programme in Law, History, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, Philosophy or Theology, please indicate under Funding that you are applying for a University of Aberdeen CISRUL studentship.
Applicants must hold or be close to completing a postgraduate Masters degree in a relevant field.
The criteria for selection are:
- Quality of application;
- Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates (see other tabs on this site);
- Closeness of fit to one or more of our PhD supervisors (see list of People under the Home tab).
CISRUL studentships will include full UK/Europe fees and partial maintenance. Overseas students are welcome to apply and would receive the same partial maintenance, but it’s possible they may need to pay the difference between UK/Europe and overseas fees (the difference is around GBP7100 per year).
How to apply?
To apply please full out this online application.
Make sure you give as much information as possible in your Personal Statement. But the most important document is the Research Proposal. You must give a full, clear account of your proposed research. It wil be considered how closely your research proposal fits with CISRUL research profile – the best way of learning about CISRUL research is by reading on this website about previous and future events. Give your application reference and your name in the research proposal, and state that you are applying for a PhD studentship from the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law.
For more information please check the official web-site.