PhD Studentship: Bridging ‘Post-Brexit’ Societal Divisions

Deadline: 18 April 2017
Open to: UK/EU and International students
Scholarship:  GBP 14,000 per annum


This project investigates the transferability of educationally innovative tools for recognising and bridging societal divides and counteracting hate speech which have been developed and applied in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo after the wars in the 1990s. In reversing the usual West-East knowledge transfer, the project focusses on selected civil society initiatives in either BiH or Kosovo, which created tools of conflict transformation that foster the recognition, appreciation and humanisation of ethnic and social differences. It asks whether these can, and should, be made available in a ‘post-Brexit’ UK.


  • Studentship candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master’s degree with distinction;
  • An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language;
  • Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.


Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of GBP14,000 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

How to apply?

The first call for applications will close on 18 April 2017.

If you are interested, please apply online.

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