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Research Bursaries & ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships, October 2022

Goldsmiths, University of London - Department of Educational Studies

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: 75-100% of fees
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021

The Department of Educational Studies is offering 3 PhD bursaries to prospective students to start in the academic year 2022/2023.  The Department has an established MPhil/PhD programme in Education, and an MPhil/PhD in Art Practice and Learning programme.  Together these programmes provide opportunities for study in a wide range of topics relating to the field of education. Research proposals are encouraged in any of the areas in which the Department has expertise, subject to supervisor availability (see https://www.gold.ac.uk/educational-studies/staff/). 

Successful candidates in the past have worked in such areas as:

  • art practice and learning● bilingualism in education ● children’s literature and education ● curriculum policy and practice ● digital technologies and learning ● social justice and education ● race, politics and education ● education policy ● comparative education ● educational research ethics as situated practice

Please see some of our current student profiles here for research topic examples.

Bursaries include 1 bursary at 100% of full-time enrolment fees and 2 bursaries at 75% of part-time enrolment fees at the home rate and are payable for up to a maximum of 3 years of full-time study and 6 years part-time study (subject to satisfactory progress). International students are eligible to apply for bursaries but will be expected to pay the difference between home and international fee rates themselves.

Goldsmiths participates in two prestigious Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Fully-funded ESRC studentships are available via the South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), a consortium formed of 10 leading UK Universities, all of which are engaged in cutting-edge social science research and training. More information can be found at: https://www.gold.ac.uk/esrc/

Fully-funded AHRC studentships are available via the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East England (CHASE) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), a consortium of 9 leading UK institutions offering additional professional development opportunities including the enhancement of media skills and placements overseas or with arts organisations. More information can be found at: https://www.gold.ac.uk/ahrc/

The department will host a SeNSS/CHASE funding workshop for interested PhD applicants on 20 October 2021, 16:00-18:00 (BST), to be conducted online via MS Teams. It will be run by Dr Andrew Wilkins (CHASE coordinator for Department for Education Studies) and Professor Anna Traianou (SeNSS Education pathway Lead, Goldsmiths). To confirm your participation in this workshop please email Dr Andrew Wilkins: andrew.wilkins@gold.ac.uk

How to apply

Applicants should have excellent qualifications at both Undergraduate and Masters’ levels in Education or a closely related area of Art and the Social Sciences.

All prospective students need first to apply to the Department for a place on the MPhil/PhD in Education or the MPhil/PhD in Art Practice and Learning by 23.59 (BST) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on Thursday December 16th 2021.

Please go to https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mphil-phd-education/ and follow the links to download application details with guidelines for writing a proposal.

For further information please contact the Postgraduate officer, Mr Marcus Aitken: marcus.aitken@gold.ac.uk   

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