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Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order

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Profile Description

Supervisor(s): Dr Nicholas Martin
Application Deadline: Friday 7th December 2018
Funding availability: Funded PhD Programme (worldwide)

The Institute for German Studies (IGS) at the University of Birmingham is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship for two years as part of its DAAD-funded research project: Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order.

Supervision will be provided by the most appropriate member(s) of the project research team. The project PhD student will be based either in the Department of Political Science and International Studies or the Department of Modern Languages, depending on their PhD topic area, and s/he will also benefit from interaction and engagement with the international group of experts involved in the project network and with the vibrant IGS research community that currently comprises twelve postgraduate students, a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, and four members of academic staff.

The successful candidate will complete a doctoral thesis on a topic related to the research project, with a focus on one or more of the project's core research strands (Institutions, People and Migration, Media, Ideas and Identities). S/he will provide administrative and research support to the IGS project team.

The studentship will commence on 1st January 2019, or at a later date in 2019 to be mutually agreed, and continue for two years. Funding may be available from the University of Birmingham for a third year of PhD study.


• The studentship is open to new and continuing PhD students.
• The successful candidate will hold an MA or equivalent in a relevant discipline. A good knowledge of German is desirable.


Prospective candidates should send an academic CV and a research outline (each no longer than 2 sides of A4) indicating their fit with the project to: Dr Nicholas Martin ().

Informal enquiries prior to full applications are welcome.

The IGS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from female, black and minority ethnic candidates and people from other marginalised groups.

For further information on the Institute for German Studies, see

Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Funding notes:

The scholarship is available for two years full-time and will cover PhD tuition fees for UK/EU students, plus a stipend of £14,777 per annum (2018/19 UK Research Councils rate).

International students are also eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the home/EU rate if successful. International students would be expected to cover the difference between international and UK/EU tuition fees.

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Candidates invited for interview will be asked to supply two academic references in advance.

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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