Investing in Excellence: PhD studentships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, fee waivers and bursaries for the Social Sciences for 2018-19

Keele University

Keele University is pleased to announce a major investment in Postgraduate Research Studentships across the Humanities and Social Sciences, which aim to attract outstanding candidates to join our vibrant research community of over 300 postgraduate research students and 200 academic staff. 

A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate (currently £14,553), plus tuition fee waiver of £4,195. The full package is worth £18,748 per year for three years.

The opportunities on offer include:

  • Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant) 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate)

Opportunities are available across the Faculty:

  • Keele Management School
    Applied Microeconomics and Finance; Any area of Accounting; Human Resource Management; Marketing and Consumer Behaviour; Organisation Studies; International Business
  • School of Law
    Healthcare and Bioethics; International and European Law; Professions, Practice, and Legal Education; Private Law, Theory and Practice; and Social Justice and Human Rights
  • School of Social Science and Public Policy
    Ageing and Intergenerational Relations; Children, Families and Society; Communities, Identities and Mobilities; Crime, Social Justice and Policing; Public Policy 
  • Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment (SPIRE)
  • School of Humanities 
    Music and Music Technology; Creative Writing; English and American Literature; European, British, Transnational and American History; Media, Communication and Cultural Studies; Film Studies

To find out more about our research, please follow the links above, or explore the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences web pages here.

In 2018, Keele is launching a major new initiative, the Institute for Social Inclusion. The Institute will be bring together researchers from across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and other disciplines, to carry out excellent research which aims to promote egalitarian respect and to understand and remove the barriers to social inclusion. 

A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate (currently £14,553), plus tuition fee waiver of £4,195.  The full package is worth £18,748 per year for three years.

The deadline for applications is 5 February 2018.

For further information on the PGR opportunities at Keele University, including details of how to apply, please follow this link:

https://www.keele.ac.uk/humssr/prospectivestudents/fundedstudentships/