PhD Studentship on Nation and Migration

Deadline: 7 September 2016
Open to: UK Students, EU Students, International Students who hold  a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline
Scholarships: £14,296 per annum plus tuition fees


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the Loughborough University Graduate School, in conjunction with the University’s Communication, Culture and Citizenship Research Challenge. The selected student will be based in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University and will work closely with the Department of Social Sciences.

Internationally renowned for its research excellence, the University has a vibrant research student community of around 1200 students supported by an £8 million annual investment. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) every department was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with many regarded as ‘world leading’. Comfortably ranked in the top 20 of all major university league tables, the University was awarded The Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-2009 and was voted The Times Higher Education ‘Best Student Experience’ in England for six years running.


Students will normally need to hold, or expect to gain, at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, geography, anthropology, political science and communication and media studies. Whilst not essential, a relevant Master’s degree will be an advantage.


The studentship is for three years and provides a stipend of £14,296 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for up to three years. International (non-EU students) may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee.

How to apply?

To apply, please complete the online application, the closing date is 7 September 2016. . Under programme name, select Geography (Human and Social). Besides your CV, please also upload a 1,000 words proposal, specifying the title, aim, objectives, relevant literature and methodology of the proposed research (references list does not count towards the word limit).

Interviews (in person or via Skype) with the shortlisted candidates will be held on 16 September 2016. The starting date is 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter (in any case no later than 1 February 2016).

Please quote the following reference when applying: GSRC16CCC/MA1

For more information, please visit the the official website.

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