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The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

2019/20 entry

The Bloomsbury Colleges are inviting applications for 11 PhD studentships available for PhD studies beginning in the academic year 2019/20. The studentships will cover tuition fees (at up to the home fee rate only) and a stipend (the stipend rate was £16,777 per annum for 2018/19) for up to 3 years.

The projects available encompass a wide range of topics and reflect the diversity of disciplines represented in the consortium. Each of these studentships will be supervised by two of the partner colleges as indicated after each studentship, with the lead college listed first. Successful students will be registered with the lead college in each case.

Learning to be an Arab: Quranic Schools and poor, African migrant students in central Sudan (Birkbeck/SOAS)

Subject areas/ keywords: Sudan, Arabic, School, Quranic.

Displaying the invisible: Islamic architecture (Birkbeck/SOAS)

Subject areas/ keywords: Architecture; museology; Islamic studies; architectural history; art history

Translanguaging Criticality: Creating and processing novel expressions in digitally mediated communication in the age of surveillance, with specific reference to China (UCL IoE/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Linguistics, Human Communication Science, Social Semiotics

The Psychosocial Life of Sexual Implants (UCL IoE/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Implants; posthumanism; media and cultural theory; body studies; sociology; new materialism; sexual health; medical science; biotechnologies

Impact of changes in the food environment on food and drink purchasing using large-scale secondary data (LSHTM/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Epidemiology, economics, geography, statistics, population health

Influenza dynamics at the animal-human interface in relation to swine production systems in Cambodia (LSHTM/RVC)

Subject areas/ keywords: Influenza; transmission dynamics; mathematical modelling; network analysis; One Health; livestock systems; epidemiology; disease surveillance

“Omics” based characterisation of host genetics and gut microbiome composition in relation to pathogen abundance in chickens (RVC/LSHTM)

Subject areas/ keywords: Development economics; Health Economics; Applied Microeconometrics; chickens, gut health, infection, zoonosis, one-health, microbiome, genetics, genomics, metagenomics

Mining ‘realms of memory’ for alternative histories of Mao’s China (SOAS/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Modern Chinese History, 1949-1979; memory and commemoration

Antimicrobial usage in farm animal veterinary practice in the UK: A mixed methods approach (RVC/LSHTM)

Subject areas/ keywords: AM usage, Farm animals, Veterinary Epidemiology, Qualitative methods

Investigating the Interface between Maternal Health, Wellbeing and Work in Emerging Economies (SOAS/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Women’s work; gender; health and wellbeing; public health; social protection systems; SDG 5; SDG 8; SDG 3.

Innovation in Psychiatric Crisis Care: An Ethnographic Investigation into Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD) in Inner London (SOAS/Birkbeck)

Subject areas/ keywords: Mental health; anthropology; ethnography; social/cultural psychiatry; Open Dialogue, peer workers; social networks; crisis care; urban communities

How to apply/ further information

Please note: the application processes and deadlines for these studentships vary. Applications should be made to the lead institution for each project. For further details about each studentship opportunity and for information about how to apply please visit:

The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

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