PhD Studentships, Oxford Brookes, History of Medicine

Three year, full-time funded PhD Studentships available for January 2016

Bursary: £14,000 pa (with no inflation increase) to cover both Home/EU fees and Maintenance

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 13:00 on Wednesday 4th November 2015

Interview date: Interviews will be held in week commencing 23rd November 2015.

Start date: 25th January 2016

Eligibility: Home/EU only

To mark its 150th Anniversary, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2016.

Each Studentship award will include an annual maintenance payment of £14,000 (with no inflation increase) for a maximum of three years, subject to the candidate making satisfactory progress. Students will be required to pay the annual fees at the Home/EU rate, currently £4,152 for 2015/2016 academic year.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences spans a diverse range of disciplines that include social sciences, history, philosophy, religion, education, law, English and modern languages.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a long tradition of producing world-class research. The REF 2014 results confirm our ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research status in a range of subjects, and serve as official recognition of the expertise, dedication and passion of our academic community.

We welcome applications with proposals for PhD research projects in distinct and multidisciplinary areas related to the Faculty’s wider research themes.

Some examples of our research strengths are, but not limited to:

  • Leadership and management within education, special educational needs (SEN), pedagogic practice, and school subjects and curricula
  • Early modern drama, nineteenth-century poetry, modernism and post-colonial literature
  • History of medicine, social and public health, eugenics and biopolitics, as well as the history of welfare and governance
  • Human rights, equality, international security, migration, law and religion
  • European politics and social change, gender, and critical international studies.
  • Cultural anthropology, Human origins and palaeo-environments, primates and wildlife conservation

Eligibility: We are looking to recruit candidates of the highest quality and who are capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date. The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

For further information about the Faculty and its research please go to our website.

How to apply:

To request an application pack, ask for further information about the application process or any other enquiries, please email: stating one of the following options, aligning the broad research area that you wish to pursue to one of our departments, in the subject line of your email:

  • 150 Studentship – History, Philosophy, Religion
  • 150 Studentship – English & Modern Languages
  • 150 Studentship – Social Sciences
  • 150 Studentship – Law
  • 150 Studentship – Education

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