The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

Birkbeck, University of London

The Bloomsbury Colleges group was set up in 2004 and currently consists of the following 5 Higher Education Institutions. Collaboration between these member colleges creates opportunities for institutions to deepen their existing research connections while complementing their individual missions.

  - Birkbeck College 

  - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

  - Royal Veterinary College

  - School of Oriental and African Studies

  - UCL Institute of Education

Since 2007 the Bloomsbury Colleges have offered outstanding interdisciplinary research opportunities through the Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships programme.

The Bloomsbury Colleges are inviting applications for 10 PhD studentships available for PhD studies beginning in the academic year 2018/19. The studentships will cover tuition fees (at the home fee rate) and a stipend (the stipend rate was £16,553 per annum for 2017/18) for up to 3 years.

Please note that each project will have its own deadline and specific instructions for applicants.

The projects available encompass a wide range of topics and reflect the diversity of disciplines represented in the consortium. Each of these studentships will be supervised by two of the partner colleges as indicated after each studentship, with the lead college listed first. Successful students will be registered with the lead college in each case.

Subject areas/ keywords:  Microbiology; Molecular parasitology; Coccidian parasites; Systems biology; Spatial proteomics; Genome annotation

Subject areas/ keywords: Developmental neuroscience; plasticity; excitatory-inhibitory balance; neuropathology; MRI; computational modelling

Subject areas/ keywords: Geography; computer science; gender studies; home studies; science and technology studies (STS); Value-Sensitive Design (VSD); human-computer interactions

Subject areas/ keywords: Analysis of world musics; Bayesian statistics; Hidden Markov models; Markov chain Monte Carlo; North Indian classical music

Subject areas/ keywords: Health financing; equity; Indonesia; benefit incidence analysis; quality of care

Subject areas/ keywords: Public private partnerships; Non-Governmental Organisations; Sustainable Development Goals; infrastructure

Subject areas/ keywords: Development economics; Health Economics; Applied Microeconometrics; Microeconomics; Sex work; HIV/AIDS; Sexually transmitted infections; Global health; Risk-coping mechanisms

Subject areas/ keywords: Modern Chinese History; Third Front Campaign; lieux de mémoire

Subject areas/ keywords: Psychosocial studies; psychoanalytic studies; migration; professional identity; qualitative research; psychotherapy; sociology; diaspora   studies

How to apply / further information:

Please note: the application processes and deadlines for these studentships vary. For further details about each studentship opportunity and for information about how to apply please click the 'apply' button below.