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PhD Studentships in Social, Political and Geographical Sciences: Loughborough University

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Applications are invited for up to six fully funded studentships in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University.

Internationally renowned for its research excellence, the University has a vibrant research student community of around 1,200 students supported by a £6 million annual investment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, every department was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with many regarded as ‘world leading’. The University is comfortably ranked in the top 20 of all major UK university league tables and was voted The Times Higher Education ‘Best Student Experience’ in England for the past six years. Social Science is listed in the top 100 THES 2018 world university rankings.

The School comprises the Departments of Geography (physical and human), Politics, History and International Relations and Social Sciences (Communication and Media Studies; Criminology and Social Policy; Social Psychology; Sociology). It is a partner in the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) for doctoral training and the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

The studentships are central to developing and sustaining the School’s research strengths in communication and cultures; migration, identities and governance; environmental processes and management; families, young people and children; and democracy, crisis and security. We are keen to recruit students to areas recognised as world-leading in REF 2014, including political communication; conversation analysis; social theory; nationalism and migration; climate change, sedimentology; the geography of globalisation; crime and victimisation; social exclusion and poverty; European comparative politics; and children and families.

You must contact the School/Department before submission to discuss your proposal. Research studentships should relate to SSPGS staff expertise. As a research student you will be provided with research skills training and support from internationally recognised academics.

Source: Loughborough University

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