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PhD Studentship - Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults

St Mary's University, Twickenham - School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Twickenham
Funding for: International Students
Funding amount: £14,000 p.a. living costs + £12,240 fees bursary.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th June 2018
Closes: 1st September 2018

The Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is pleased to offer a fully-funded full-time three-year PhD studentship commencing in February 2019 (an earlier start might be possible by arrangement) to support excellent research within the broad fields of Education and International Development and/or Education in Emergencies. The new Centre is based in the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, which has a diverse and vibrant research culture, and is located on a beautiful campus in Twickenham close to central London.

The Centre combines innovative and world-class research with practical engagement and social impact. It has a distinct expansive focus on the education of children and young adults not well-served by existing education systems both in the UK (e.g. care leavers, young offenders) and globally (e.g. young people living in the Global South, fragile states, and societies affected by conflict).

The applied nature of the research and commitment to impact on domestic and international policy and practice is central to the unique identity of the centre. The wide-ranging and inclusive membership of the Centre, encompassing colleagues from across the university and partnerships with charities and other organisations, provides an ideal environment to facilitate interchange between policy and practice.

The funding stipulates that the role must be filled by a promising scholar from a developing country and/or society affected by conflict in the Global South, reflecting the origins/ethos of the Research Centre. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Director for the Centre, Dr Kathleen Fincham, on research related to the education of marginalised children and young adults within their home country.

The successful applicant will be linked with the work of the Centre. Possible roles include helping with seminar and conference organization and limited undergraduate teaching. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that the successful applicant be located within the greater London area during their studies.

The studentship will provide a candidate with a full fees bursary of £12,240 with an additional £14,000 p.a. studentship to fund living costs. Applicants should have a masters at distinction or a masters with merit and a distinction in the dissertation in a relevant discipline as well as proven knowledge of relevant research areas.

To apply, please download and complete a PhD application form and send it together with a 3,000-4,000 word research proposal, two academic references, copies of your Master’s qualification, a current CV and cover letter stating your desire to be considered for the studentship to:

Samantha Chant

School of Arts and Humanities
St Mary’s University
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX
Email: samantha.chant@stmarys.ac.uk

Tel: 020 8240 4198

Application deadline: 1 September 2018

   
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