PhD studentship for research relating to global political economy

University of Bath

Apply for a PhD studentship for interdisciplinary research within the Global Political Economy pathway of the South West Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bath.

Global Political Economy pathway

The Global Political Economy pathway is centered on supporting research into current global political and economic transformations, along with their social and policy implications at global, national and a local level. It seeks to promote research that contributes to bring together the nationally-grounded assumptions and discourses on which much social science continues to be predicated with global perspectives seeking to transcend these assumptions.

The research promoted in this pathway aims to analyse the diverse experiences and impacts of economic globalisation, examine the relationship between global governance and inequality, and contribute to a better understanding of how many of the key problems that confront humanity in the 21st century require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods, policy agendas, creative thinking and transnationally comparative datasets.

Applicants are welcome that draw upon political science, sociology, anthropology, and economics as well as interdisciplinary fields such as gender studies, social policy and international development to examine these issues.

Research environment

The studentship is funded by the South West Doctoral Training Centre. This will enable you to collaborate with the University of Bristol.

Your primary supervisor must be based at the University of Bath. You will have a second supervisor based at the University of Bristol. This enables you to draw on that institution's resources and expertise.

The award

If successful, you’ll be supported for three years full-time. Funding includes:

  • a £14,296 (2016/17 rate) per year stipend
  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • an annual Training Support Grant

If studying part-time then the funding will be adjusted.

You may only apply for this studentship if you are a Home/EU student. If you are an EU applicant, you are only eligible for a fees award.

View terms and conditions for this award.

Funding requirements

To be considered for this award you must:

  • fulfil the entry requirements for the PhD in Global Political Economy
  • have a clear and convincing interdisciplinary research proposal
  • ideally have a plan to on how you will work collaboratively with external organisations such as NGOs, companies, government bodies or international organisations

Apply for this studentship

To apply for this studentship you must complete:

  1. an online application form to study the PhD in Global Political Economy
  2. the PhD Funding Request Form

You can find further guidance on making an application for a research degree.

Deadlines The closing date for the receipt of complete applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Potential interviews are preliminarily scheduled for the week commencing 9 January 2017.

If successful you will be expected to commence your studies on 23 January 2017.

Informal enquiries

Academic enquiries Shamel Azmeh

Application enquiries

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