PhD Studentship: Geographies of Democracy
Applications are invited for one fully funded three-year doctoral studentship in Human Geography at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Professor Clive Barnett, commencing in September 2014.
The substantive focus of the studentship is expected to be in the broad area of Geographies of Democracy; applicants are invited to define their own focussed research project in this area. Indicative topics include research on contemporary urban politics, the politics of public space, geographies of social movement mobilisations, and the geographies of political parties and elections. The student will be a member of the Spatial Responsibilities Research Group in the Department of Geography.
Candidates must have (or be about to complete) a research Masters degree in a relevant social science or humanities discipline (e.g. Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies, Politics and International Relations), or be able to demonstrate equivalent research training. Personal qualities should include the ability to work independently and the motivation necessary to complete a PhD in three years.
Please visit http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=1462 and apply on line.
Please be aware during the application process you will be asked to upload the following documents:
• Covering letter outlining your academic interests, any prior research experience and reasons for wishing to apply for this studentship, as well as a research training statement
• Research proposal of 1,000 words outlining your proposed research topic.
• 2 references from referees familiar with your academic work (if your referees prefer, they can email the reference direct to [Email Address Removed]. If we don't receive your references we will NOT request them unless you have been short-listed)
•Verified transcript of your highest qualification to date or an interim transcript if you are still studying.
•If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English (for further details of the University’s English language requirements please see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/englishrequirements/research/)
The studentship is open to UK and EU students, and covers cover both full-time tuition fees at home and EU rate, and a £13,863 tax-free stipend p.a.