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PhD Studentship

Oxford Brookes University - Department of Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Oxford
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £16,000 pa. plus Research Expenses £2.5K pa
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 27th July 2018
Closes: 1st October 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund

Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship

Fees: Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate will be paid by the University

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 12.00pm, 1 October 2018

Interview date: Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the deadline.

Start date: 21 January 2019

This GCRF studentship is in partnership with Trung Vuong University in Vietnam. We are seeking exceptional candidates to address the challenge for Vietnamese communities of young migrants coming to the UK. The project will be interdisciplinary across Sociology and Development Studies.

We welcome proposals on a broad range of issues relating to Vietnamese migration to the UK., including (but not confined to):

  1. The Vietnamese diaspora in the UK and issues of identity & belonging and familial practices.
  2. Precarity and low-skilled labour among Vietnamese migrants
  3. The impact of migration to the UK upon the sending communities in Vietnam
  4. The migration experience including a focus on legal and social statuses and disrupted/continued familial practices.

You will benefit from supervisors based both at Oxford Brookes and at Trung Vuong University (Vietnam), with the opportunity of annual visits to the partner institution in Vietnam.

A full project description is provided in the application pack.

*Applicants are strongly advised to contact the supervisor Tamsin Barber with a short outline of the potential research proposal before submitting an application.*

The Studentship is open to both Home/EU and International students, but the funding will only cover Home/EU research degree fees. Therefore International applicants will need to fund the difference between the Home/EU and International research degree fees each year.

Please see this page for information on current fees:

As a successful applicant, you will join a supportive and research-active Department.  For more information visit

Eligibility: We are looking to recruit a candidate capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date. The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English and have supporting certificates where appropriate. Knowledge of Vietnamese language would be desirable for this post.

The supervisory team will be Dr Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes University), Prof Tina Miller (Oxford Brookes University) & Dr Nguyen Van Phuc (Trung Vuong University).

How to apply: Please contact quoting “Vietnamese communities Studentship” in the subject title.

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