|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees, an annual stipend and an additional London allowance (set at UKRI rates) for 3 years.|
|Placed On:||6th October 2023|
|Closes:||20th November 2023|
As part of a launch and investment into four new Research Groups in the School of Law and Social Sciences, LSBU has two fully-funded PhD studentships available to accelerate its interdisciplinary research in law, social sciences, and education. Each scholarship is fully-funded for three years (UKRI rates) and includes full course fees, an annual stipend (including an additional London allowance) and associated costs, such as training.
LSBU is a modern university with a mission to transform lives, communities, businesses and society through applied education and insight. We strive to influence the wider world and to positively impact on the society around us. LSBU’s PhD Scholarships are central to this vision.
LSBU is an inclusive and welcoming organisation, committed to eliminating discrimination based on age, race, religion/belief, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, caring status, and social class. This means that we work pro-actively to eliminate individual, institutional, and systemic inequalities. We believe that it is not enough just to eliminate discrimination but that we must speak out and act against inequalities wherever and whenever they occur.
PhD areas of interest
Successful candidates will be hosted within one or two of the newly established Research Groups of the School:
Policy Infrastructure and Governance takes a broadly defined approach to the study of infrastructure and engages in research on energy, minerals, climate change, housing, mobilities, design, and geopolitics. This group is interested in the relationships between infrastructure, policy and governance, and prospective Students may demonstrate how their research project might connect with community partners, industry, and government. Projects may be supervised by the following research group members (among others): Dr Sam Johnson-Schlee, Dr Alex Prior, Dr Francisco Calafate De Faria, Dr Jaya Gajparia, Dr Sophie Elsmore, Dr Phil Pinch, Dr Yue Ang and include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
Beyond Rights: Agency and Activism brings together interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship around the central themes of social justice, human rights, agency and activism. The group critically engages with the concept of rights and seeks out ways to eliminate inequalities experienced by individuals and groups within contemporary society; locally, nationally and globally. Proposals may be supervised by the following research group members (among others) Dr David Birchall, Dr Farnush Ghadery, Professor Caitriona Beaumont, Dr Petero(p) Kalule, Dr Judith Onwubiko, Dr Yue Ang, Dr Mala Sharma, Dr Ozan Kamiloglu, Dr Alex Prior, Professor Shaminder Takhar and may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
Communities, Crisis and Conflict adopts a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing from fields such as sociology, politics, international relations, criminology and geography to provide a comprehensive analysis of complex social challenges and community responses. The group investigates the sources, spaces, dynamics and legacies associated with contemporary crisis and conflict, with a particular emphasis on recognizing and addressing emerging challenges. Proposals may be supervised by the following group members (among others) Dr Clara Eroukhmanoff, Dr Adrian Budd, Dr Elian Weizman, Dr Tracey Davanna, Dr Federica Rossi and may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
Re-imagining learning communities works with learning communities across the age range and in diverse settings to collaboratively re-imagine the how, what and why of education. Our participatory research re-imagines with learning communities to inform practice and policy for socially responsible and sustainable futures. We re-imagine: who is learning for? Where does learning happen? Who owns learning? Who benefits? Who is excluded ? What does community-owned learning look like? What pedagogies does it need? What new ways of being/doing do we need to imagine for educators, learners and communities? Proposals may be supervised by the following research group members (among others) Professor Nicki Martin, Professor Alex Kendall, Dr James Alexander, Dr Jessie A. Bustillos Morales, Dr Martha Shaw or Dr Helen Young and may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
The successful candidates will:
The School of Law and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary, vibrant research environment with international collaboration and networking opportunities and dedicated research space. Successful candidates will be homed within a research group and will benefit from the networking opportunities and unique connections the Research Groups offer.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the first week of December and commence their PhD for the January start date (22 January 2024). Candidates are welcome to contact the supervisors listed on the advertisement with informal enquiries before the application deadline.
English Language requirements:
If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with a score of at least 6.5 in each individual component) or equivalent.
Applications are open to UK and international students but only home fees are covered.
Please indicate if you are likely to require a visa on your application.
We are unable to support visa costs.
How to Apply
Please email Denise Schuberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the apply button above. Please submit a CV, a one page Covering Letter stating how you meet the requirements and why you are interested in the proposed research project, and a 700 words research proposal that meets at least one of the areas of supervision mentioned above.
Application deadline: Monday 20th of November 2023.
Interviews: The week starting Monday 4th of December 2023
PhD Start date: 22 January 2024
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