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E.H. Boundy PhD Studentship - Theology & Religion


   College of Humanities

  Dr William Short  Monday, February 20, 2023  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

About the award

Exeter’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion & Theology is offering one fully funded PhD scholarship (open to Home (UK) fee-paying students only) for study commencing in September 2023.

This PhD studentship is available to support any excellent project that falls within the research areas covered by Theology and Religion staff within the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion & Theology.

This PhD studentship, funded by the bequest of the late E.H. Boundy, is available to support any excellent project that falls within the research areas covered by Theology and Religion staff within the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion & Theology: biblical studies, early Judaism and early Christianity, post-Holocaust Jewish studies, systematic and constructive theology, in eastern as well as western traditions, sociology or anthropology of religion, eastern and oriental Christianities, ethics and public theology, philosophy of religion, and religion and sacrality in contemporary secular societies.

The successful candidate will pursue a PhD research project with supervision within the Department, and will have the opportunity to apply for departmental teaching). Applicants are welcome to discuss their research proposals with members of academic staff in the Department. For details of staff research interests, see https://theology.exeter.ac.uk/

Duration and value of award:

The studentship will be for a period of up to 3 years (36 months), dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £17,668 (2022/23 rate).

For more information about the project and informal enquiries, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr William Short ()

Entry requirements

Successful applicants should normally have a good first degree (at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent), in theology and religion, or in an area closely related to that of your proposed research (e.g., biblical studies, ancient languages, archaeology) and have obtained , or are currently working towards a Master’s degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in theology and religion, or in an area closely related to that of your proposed research (e.g., biblical studies, ancient languages, archaeology). Specific experience and competence will depend on your proposed research project.

English Language Requirements:

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.

Please note that this studentship is only open to applicants who will start their studies in September 2023 not those who have already started. Applications for full-time or part-time study are welcome however applications will only be supported for campus-based study as this studentship is not available for distance-learning.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

You will be asked to submit the following by midnight on Monday 20th February 2023:

• A research proposal of 1500-2000 words, with supervisors agreed in principle

• A 200-500 word statement on your fit with the department research culture and your prospective supervision team

• A CV

• Proof of academic track record (transcripts/certificates)

• Two references, at least one to be an academic reference

• Proof of your English language proficiency, if relevant

Please submit all documents, apart from your references and degree transcripts, as one combined file and submit this against the research proposal section of the application form.

All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.

You must ensure that your referees email their references to  by Monday 20th February 2023. Please note that we will not be contacting referees to request references, you must arrange for them to be submitted to us by the deadline. References should be submitted by your referees to us directly in the form of a letter. Referees must email their references to us from their institutional email accounts. We cannot accept references from personal/private email accounts, unless it is a scanned document on institutional headed paper and signed by the referee.

For further information and to submit an application please visit - https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/award/?id=4640


Funding Notes

The studentship will be for a period of up to 3 years (36 months), dependent on satisfactory progress, and will cover full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £17,668 (2022/23 rate).

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