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The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies - PhD Research Studentship Commencing in September 2019

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at Liverpool John Moores University in collaboration with the Doctoral Training Alliances (DTA) for Social Policy is offering two full time PhD Studentship in the area of Social Policy to start in September 2019.

We are taking applications from students with a background in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Policing Studies and Sociology.

This studentship scheme offers a valuable opportunity to study for a PhD whilst undertaking cutting edge research training.

The DTA will produce doctoral graduates who are equipped with the necessary skills and experience to contribute effectively to the social policy challenges facing communities and societies in increasingly complex global contexts. Academic Social Policy typically has two main focuses.

  • The first is dedicated to the study of social relations and methods of organisation concerned with maintaining social cohesion and security in diverse contexts, drawing on a social justice value base.
  • The second is concerned with the analysis of social problems, for example crime, exploring trends and their implications for individuals, populations and organisations concerned with their amelioration.

The studentship covers full tuition fees and a bursary of £14,777 for three years, based on successful PhD progression. Funded PhD researchers work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support student learning for up to 180 hours in each academic year. These activities include supporting lectures, leading seminars, providing tutorial support, demonstrating in practical classes, and marking student assessments. PhD students who teach must undertake a programme of teaching and learning skills development during the first year, and will be encouraged to attend a range of researcher development sessions in line with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework throughout their three years of study.

To apply you should send the following to by the deadline of 12 April 2019. A 500-750 word statement outlining your proposed PhD research interest, and any relevant experience in the field. 2. Your CV (maximum two pages) indicating the names of two academic referees. PLEASE CLEARLY STATE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE DTA STUDENTSHIP IN THE SUBJECT HEADING AS WELL AS THE TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL.

The scheme is available to Home/European Union students with a first degree at 2:1 and a Masters level qualification. We expect to interview applicants in April.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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