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PhD Studentship in History: The USA and World War II

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    Dr W Toon
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Project Description

The University of Worcester is seeking to grow its research strength in History. In the government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), History was our top performing subject area with 20% of our published research in History judged to be ‘world leading’ and 30% ‘internationally excellent’. Additionally, 70% of our research was judged as having a ‘very considerable’ impact on wider society while the History team’s ‘strong collaborative base’ was acknowledged. We are seeking researchers who will benefit from that environment while helping consolidate and re-shape existing specialisms in medical humanities, women and the home front in WWI and II, international history, and early modern history.

Applications are invited for a fully-funded, full-time, PhD studentship at the University of Worcester in History, aligned with the expertise of one or more of our History researchers. This is one of a number of research projects in competition for one PhD Studentship in History. The project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Please see the additional advertisements for details on the other research projects available.

Project 4: The USA and World War II

This topic will explore social, political, intellectual and cultural aspects of the United States during World War Two and can address both home and/or war fronts but not military history. Applications considering propaganda (in any medium), psychological warfare, or race and gender are especially encouraged.

This research is funded by the University of Worcester. The student will be expected to carry out their individual research study under the direction of Dr Wendy Toon (Director of Studies, University of Worcester).

Applicants should have a First or Upper Second (2.1) Honours Degree, or expect to receive one by October 2016. Education to Masters Degree level in a relevant subject area would be advantageous. A sound understanding of, and interest in one of the areas of History outlined above is also essential. Excellent oral and written English are a must, as are a commitment and enthusiastic approach to completing a higher research degree.

For further details and for an application form visit:

For an informal discussion about the studentship please contact Dr Wendy Toon ([Email Address Removed]).

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Katherine Bruce (email: [Email Address Removed] or tel: +44 1905 54 2182)

Funding Notes

The successful applicant will receive a tax free bursary of £ 13863.00 per annum from the University of Worcester plus access to a research fund to support their research. Fees will be paid in full at the UK/EU rate for home and EU citizens. Overseas students are welcome to apply but will need to fund the balance of fees for Overseas Research Students (approx. £7000 per annum).

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