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ESRC CASE Studentship. Effective Prison Leadership

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Project Description:

What constitutes effective leadership in a prison context, often characterised by paradoxical demands including for instance risk prevention, operational pressures, the possibility of extreme non-routine events and a moral mission, remains elusive. The aim of the research project is to elucidate the nature of effective prison leadership, how it is exercised, and what factors might facilitate it. The research project will be embedded in a wider mixed methods research project on effective prison leadership, and initially focus on HMP Liverpool which has seen a dramatic change and rise in standards.

Academic Entry Requirements:

1+3 Programme
For the 1+3 studentships, you should have an appropriate first degree of class 2:1 or above; International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. You will be required to initially register on the MRes in Research programme.

Language requirements:
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language (IELTS 6.5 average overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each component), and, where relevant, are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please refer to the full list here.

Residency Entry Requirements:
Candidates for awards must have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if, at the start of the course:
• The student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding the date of application for an award, and
• Has not been resident in the UK, during any part of that 3-year period wholly or mainly for the purposes of full-time education (EU students – see below) and
• Has settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (i.e. is not subject to any restriction on the period for which he/she may stay).

Candidates who meet all three of the above criteria may apply for a full award.

A relevant connection may be established for an EU student if the student has been resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding the start of the course, even if for purposes of full-time education. EU students in this situation may apply for a full award.

EU Students who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years may apply for a fees only award.

Non-EU students who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years are not eligible to apply.

Personal Qualities:
These include the ability to work independently and a high degree of motivation necessary to complete a PhD in three years.

Method of Application:
Applicants must complete all sections of the University Postgraduate Study Application Form. Applications to be made via the University of Liverpool Apply Online, system, selecting programme of study Management Studies. In the Finance section select funding source Sponsor and insert PHD-ULMS-HMPL-CASE STUDENTSHIP 2020 in the box below. Also include this as the first line of your Personal Statement.

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