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PhD Studentship in Politics and International Relations

University of Reading - Politics and International Relations

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Reading
Funding for: UK Students, International Students
Funding amount: Tuition fees, UKRI stipend and application access to funding for training, travel, fieldwork and overseas visits
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th November 2022
Closes: 11th January 2023
 

We are currently inviting applications for a PhD in Politics funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership.

Interested candidates can find information about our areas of research expertise through consulting the websites of our departments.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading is home to a range of world-class researchers working on topics including Risk, Injustice, the ethics and implications of Climate Change, the comparative study of Elections, the nature and prospects of the European Far Right, and the workings of the United Nations.  We are currently inviting applications from students of all nationalities and backgrounds for a PhD funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership. We welcome applications in any area where our staff have expertise (see www.reading.ac.uk/spirs/staff-profiles/spirs-staff-profiles.aspx).  The department is methodologically plural, while favouring a strongly comparative approach.  It also hosts two interdepartmental research centres:

We invite applications from candidates with research interests relevant to these fields.

Funding Details:  

  • Tuition fees, UKRI stipend and application access to funding for training, travel, fieldwork and overseas visits
  • Starts October 2023
  • 3 and 4-year awards available depending on project and researcher experience/qualifications
  • Open to applications from candidates without a Master’s qualification
  • Available full- or part-time

Eligibility: 

See https://senss-dtp.ac.uk/application-faqs/ for full eligibility details, including criteria for Home fee status and eligibility of International candidates. Applications are open to UK and International applicants. *ESRC SeNSS funding covers tuition fees at the Home rate and the University of Reading will cover the difference between Home and International fees. All awards are open to candidates wishing to study part-time.  Applications from candidates without a Master’s degree and from groups under-represented in doctoral study are encouraged.

Application Deadline: 

Early contact with the relevant subject/pathway lead to express your interest is strongly encouraged, ideally before Christmas, but at all events by 5 January 2023.

Applicants must apply for a place of admission at the University Reading by 11 January 2023.

Applications for SeNSS funding through the HEIApply platform must be completed by 12 noon on 20 January 2023.

How to apply:   

For full application details see http://www.reading.ac.uk/graduateschool/funding-and-fees/gs-senss-info.aspx

Further Enquiries: a.d.t.cromartie@reading.ac.uk or esrcdtp@reading.ac.uk  

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