2 Part-Time PhD (via MPhil) Studentships in the School of Social Work, Care and Community

University of Central Lancashire - School of Social Work, Care and Community.

Project Title

New Interventions in Domestic Abuse

Applications are invited for 2 part-time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Abuse and Harm within the School of Social Work, Care and Community. The studentships are tenable for up to 6 years part-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. It is expected the successful applicants will commence 1 April 2018.

Project Description

The two part-time studentships will be linked to the Connect Centre’s evaluation of Women’s Aid and SafeLives’ innovative multi-site programme which is testing different approaches to responding to women and girls experiencing domestic abuse and seeking to influence at a local and systemic level.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 level or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline and should have a demonstrable interest in gender-based violence and abuse.

Non UK nationals will require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For any academic related queries about the project please contact Christine Barter email cabarter@uclan.ac.uk or Rachel Robbins email rrobbins1@uclan.ac.uk

Due to UKVI student visa regulations, international applicants are not eligible to apply unless they currently hold/expect to hold a visa permitting part-time study. Additionally international applicants will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees between the Home/EU and international fee rate.

For the application form and full details go to:


Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:                        7 January 2018

Proposed Interview Date     16 January 2018


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