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Seven Fully Funded Interdisciplinary PhD Studentships (London-Based)

Loughborough University - Loughborough University London

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £20,622 per annum plus tuition fees
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 29th February 2024
Reference: 2024/LUL/Inter
 

Loughborough University London (LUL) is seeking to appoint seven excellent PhD candidates to undertake fully funded PhD projects at our London-based interdisciplinary school.  

Our goal is to undertake interdisciplinary research that is bold, creative, and impact-focused to meet the grand challenges faced today.  

We welcome applications from any candidate whose proposed research fits into LUL’s research activities across our seven Institutes covering the following disciplines: international management, diplomacy and international politics, design innovation, media and communications, AI and digital technologies, entrepreneurship, and sports business.  

You will join our diverse and international community of doctoral researchers and internationally recognised faculty of highly experienced academic supervisors. Your proposal should comprise a 4-page (circa 2000-word) outline of your proposed project covering the aim, research questions, literature review and proposed methodology. Potential candidates are required to find a supervisor from among the LUL faculty who agrees to supervise their PhD subject to the application making it through the competitive selection process. Applicants should follow LU’s guidance on writing research degree proposals

Allied to Loughborough University’s Creating Better Futures. Together strategy,

interdisciplinary research is fundamental to building inclusive communities in the face of new global geopolitical contexts, tackling climate change, net zero and sustainability, and grappling with the effects of AI and digital transformation. 

We particularly welcome interdisciplinary project proposals. Projects submitted as cross-Institute interdisciplinary proposals will be evaluated according to their potential for interdisciplinarity.  

This project is fully funded, covering fees and stipend. We welcome applications from UK and international candidates. 

Funding information:
The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £20,622 per annum plus tuition fees.

How to Apply:
All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select Loughborough University London. Please quote the advertised reference number: 2024/LUL/Inter in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents including a research proposal.

The following selection criteria will be used by academic schools to help them make a decision on your application.

LU has an applied research culture. In REF 2021, 94% of the work submitted was judged to be top-rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.  

LUL offers a vibrant research culture with a community based on mutual support and collaboration. Through our Doctoral College there are continual opportunities for building important research skills and networks among your peers and research academics. 

Successful Doctoral Researchers will be based at LUL’s unique postgraduate only campus, nestled within the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, at the heart of London's creative and startup hub.

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