PhD Studentship: Bringing Victorian Winchester to life, through the dead of West Hill Cemetery, 1840-1914

University of Winchester - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research and join a supportive and research active community.

A PhD opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate to undertake research within the University of Winchester. The PhD topic will be located in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Candidates will require a higher degree or equivalent in a related subject (examples include Victorian and Edwardian History and the use of census data, Religious Studies and Death Studies). Candidates must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of research methodologies that are commonly used  in social research. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are equally welcomed.

For more information on this project please email:

Dr Mark Allen – Senior Lecturer in the Department of History

Studentship Information and Entry Requirements

The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time commencing 1 April 2018. The award includes full-time academic fees for UK/EU and international students and an annual stipend. Annual renewal of the award is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Applicants will normally have a track record of high academic achievement, relevant to the research proposal, demonstrated by a first class or high upper second undergraduate honours degree and/or a master’s degree (or equivalent) and supported by two academic references. The ability to work independently, with the support of a supervisory team, and the enthusiasm to contribute to a vibrant and stimulating research environment are essential.

Students who hold Masters level qualifications from outside the UK must send copies of their diplomas, copies of their transcripts (with a certified translation into English of their transcript if it is not in English) to the RKE Centre.

Students currently enrolled in a Masters qualification who expect to graduate before April 2018 may apply, but must submit with their application portfolio a separate recommendation letter from their current University (if not Winchester) that predicts the standing of their expected qualification. This is in addition to two references.

Application Process

Students should apply to the University of Winchester using Application Form A which includes a substantial project proposal. To download a copy of Form A please click the following link: applications.aspx

Key Dates:

Deadline for applications
Midnight 15 December 2017

References direct from referees* required by
15 December 2017

Interviews will be held between
30 January and 9 February 2017

Awards begin
01 April 2017

*Applicants will need to instruct their referees to email their references directly to

For further information about the studentship process please contact: Kay Carter (01962) 826457 or email

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