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Nation and Migration: living together in diversity

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  • Full or part time
    Dr M Antonsich
    Prof S Mihelj
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About This PhD Project

Project Description

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the Loughborough University Graduate School, in conjunction with the University’s Communication, Culture and Citizenship Research Challenge. The selected student will be based in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University and will work closely with the Department of Social Sciences.

Internationally renowned for its research excellence, the University has a vibrant research student community of around 1200 students supported by an £8 million annual investment. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) every department was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with many regarded as ‘world leading’. Comfortably ranked in the top 20 of all major university league tables, the University was awarded The Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-2009 and was voted The Times Higher Education ‘Best Student Experience’ in England for six years running.

We are inviting proposals for research projects analysing the impact of international migration on the reproduction of the nation. The project can focus on one or more social settings (for instance, education, sports, family life, the media etc.), either in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. We are particularly interested in projects examining the ideational, symbolic or cultural aspects of the nation, also in its reproduction in the daily life.

The studentship is for three years and provides a stipend of £14,296 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for up to three years. International (non-EU students) may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee.

Students will normally need to hold, or expect to gain,
- at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, geography, anthropology, political science and communication and media studies.
- Whilst not essential, a relevant Master’s degree will be an advantage.

General information about the Department of Geography can be found at and the
Department of Social Sciences at:

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Dr Marco Antonsich [Email Address Removed] or Professor Sabina Mihelj [Email Address Removed].

To apply, please complete the online application using the following link: Under programme name, select Geography (Human and Social). Besides your CV, please also upload a 1,000 words proposal, specifying the title, aim, objectives, relevant literature and methodology of the proposed research (references list does not count towards the word limit).

The closing date for applications is 7 September 2016. Interviews (in person or via Skype) with the shortlisted candidates will be held on 16 September 2016. The starting date is 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter (in any case no later than 1 February 2016).

Please quote the following reference when applying: GSRC16CCC/MA1

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