About the award
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is seeking applications for up to three PhD studentships for excellent doctoral students (international and UK/EU) whose area of specialisation fits and complements the research interests of our academics. We are looking for PhD proposals in humanities and social sciences with reference to the Middle East and the Islamic world. This can cover Political Science, International Relations, History, Anthropology, Literature, Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, Archaeology and other relevant fields.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at Exeter is the leading centre of excellence for research in Middle East, Arab and Islamic Studies in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1999 to consolidate existing strengths in the study of the Greater Middle East, the Muslim-majority world, and Islam.
The Institute has the strongest REF2014 results of any Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies department in the UK submitted to the Area Studies Panel, and they establish Exeter as the leader in the field in terms of research quality, impact and environment.
For more information and informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ross Porter ([email protected])
You should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or International equivalent, in any relevant humanities or social sciences subject area and will ideally hold or currently be working towards a Masters degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a relevant humanities or social science subject.
Applicants must not already be enrolled on a PhD programme.
If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency. Click here for more information and a list of acceptable alternative tests.
This studentship, including full tuition fees and maintenance allowance, is available to UK/EU and international candidates. Applicants with refugee status are especially welcome to apply.