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PhD Studentship: School of Social Sciences and Humanities

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

About the Programme

Application details:

Reference number:  SOCSCIHUM 2021

Start date of studentship: 1 October 2021

Closing date of advert: 26 February 2021

Applications are invited for fully funded studentships in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. The School is looking for highly motivated and talented scholars able to extend our international reputation for excellent, adventurous, and cutting-edge research.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career

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The School is composed of five units: Communication and Media, English, Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Social and Policy Studies. It is a partner in the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) for doctoral training and the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral training Partnership.

Full Project Detail:

Applications are invited from outstanding scholars working in any area of Art History and Visual Culture, Communications and Media, English, Human and Physical Geography, Politics and International Studies, Social and Policy Studies.

The School has research strengths in eight main areas:

-         Art History and Visual Culture

-         Communication and Cultures

-         Democracy, Crisis and Security

-         Environmental Processes and Management

-         Families, Young People and Children

-         Genders and Identities

-         Migration, Identities and Governance

-         Textual Editing and Interpretation

We are especially keen to receive proposals in the following areas:

-         Anarchism

-         Contemporary Literary Prizes

-         Critical Organization Studies

-         Cybernetics

-         Geopolitics and Security

-         Literary Modernism

-         Populism

-         Social Movements

-         UK Defence, Foreign and Security Policy

You must contact the School before submission to discuss your proposal. Please follow the links below to identify a potential supervisor for your project. If you require advice in this regard, please contact .

Find out more:

Communication and Media:


Geography and Environment:

Politics and International Studies:

Social and Policy Studies:

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in the major subject of their research field, or in a related subject. A relevant Masters degree would be advantageous. 

Funding information:

The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £15285 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International (including EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will cover the International Tuition Fee Only.

Contact details:

Name: Emma Nadin

Email address:

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228901

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select Communication and Media, Geography and Environment, English/Humanities, Politics and International Studies and Social and Policy Studies.  

Please quote reference number: SOCSCIHUM2021

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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