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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD opportunities

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Profile Description

Our researchers tackle some of the planet's most urgent challenges. We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics in the following areas:

Our Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) brings together world leading research in Area Studies. There are more than 60 members of CEISR, and their research is organised into eight clusters.

 

Entry requirements

  • As a general rule, you'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject.
  • Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0


How to apply

Discuss your own research idea
If you've already got your own research idea, you can start looking for a supervisor whose research interests match yours right away, using our PURE Research Portal. Once you've found someone suitable, you can contact them directly to discuss your idea in detail.

Write a short research proposal, 3-5 pages long
When you apply, you'll need to outline your proposed research and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas, and it's essential to contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application, so that you can explore and develop your research ideas with them.


Apply online
Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV.


 

 

 

Funding Notes

If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.

How good is research at University of Portsmouth in Area Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 39.40

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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