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Four full interdisciplinary PhD Scholarships on topics in Climate & Society

Dublin City University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Dublin - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €16,500 or £14,256.99 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th April 2021
Closes: 17th May 2021

Four full interdisciplinary PhD Scholarships on topics in Climate & Society on offer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Dublin City University (DCU)

About Humanities and Social Science at DCU

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Dublin City University is DCU’s largest Faculty, blending long-established subjects, such as English Literature, Applied Languages, Geography, History, Irish, Law, Music, Politics, Theology and Philosophy with newer disciplines, such as Media Studies, Translation Studies and International Relations.

DCU is now ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for ‘arts and humanities’ and in the top 250 universities for ‘social sciences’. Five of the Faculty’s individual disciplines are also ranked in the QS top 300 universities in the world – three of those in the top 200 globally. With almost 200 research students, an average of 10 monographs and 125 international peer-reviewed publications per year and an average externally generated research expenditure of over €3 million per year, the Faculty has a strong research profile of international standing.

The scholarships on offer have specific themes dedicated to Climate and Society. Each multidisciplinary scholarship will be shared across two Schools as follows:

The School of English and the School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies

  • Topic: ‘A glitch in geological time’ – an examination of the nature-culture dichotomy in multicultural and multimodal texts for children and young adults.

The School of Theology, Philosophy and Music & and the School of Law and Government

  • Topic: The Ethics of Carbon Pricing

The School of History and Geography & The School of Communications

  • Topic: Climate change after COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities to transform the Irish transport sector

The School of Theology, Philosophy and Music & The School of Communications

  • Topic: Nudging Society to Avoid Climate Catastrophe: Context Design, Environmental Communication and Environmental Ethics

Full fees and an annual stipend of €16,500 is on offer for four years in total, commencing in September 2021.

Qualifications and eligibility

Candidates are expected to have first class or upper second-class honours (or equivalent) degree, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body. For full details on entry requirements see:

Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application. If your application is successful you will require a formal English qualification for visa purposes, where applicable. Full details on the English language requirements can be found on our International Office web pages.

The closing date for applications is: 5 pm (UTC +1) on May 17th

How to apply? For more details on each scholarship and on how to apply, visit our Doctoral Studies Hub and click on the PhD Scholarships Tab.

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