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Police Education and Professionalisation

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The School of Law, Criminal Justice & Policing are inviting applications for one funded full-time scholarship aimed at police education and professionalisation. Applicants are required to complete the university PhD application form, references and provide a CV.

Canterbury Christ Church University have a long history in police education and training and is one of the leading university policing providers in the UK. The Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) is the College of Policing professional education framework for police officers and staff. Recently, the School of Law, Criminal Justice & Policing were successful in securing a contract, as part of a consortium, to deliver police apprenticeships to three police services. The School also delivers pre-service policing degrees for students pursing police careers. The PhD proposal should focus on the PEQF and associated issues such as the new graduate entry routes to the profession and the National Policing Curriculum. Candidates are encouraged to be provide clear research questions in their applications and consider the research design in terms of its feasibility and suitability in relation to the application/proposal submitted.

The scholarship includes payment of fees and a £13,000 yearly stipend, as well as £500 annually for conferences and events. The supervision team will be academics from the school with a background in policing research. The successful candidate will have access to the university Graduate School facilities.

For further questions on the scholarship, proposal or application process please contact Dr Stephen Tong on

Candidates selected for interview will be expected to deliver a 10 minute presentation on their PhD proposal outlining the research questions and proposed research design.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The link below will provide details of the application process

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply-for-a-research-degree.aspx

Under the heading ‘Apply now for your research degree’ click on the PhD/MPhil heading

You will see an application form and a referees form.

Referees Form – Two academic referees must provide an assessment of your academic ability and email the reference on the form provided to by the application deadline.

Proposal form – complete the proposal form – upload form during application (through the portal).

Submission Process:

1) Click on the Portal button
2) Select ‘apply for a course’
3) Select Year of Study 2019-20
4) Keyword search ‘policing’
5) Select PRHPDPOLICE MPhil/PhD Policing – then the full-time option
6) Follow instructions on portal

Deadlines for applications for this studentship: Friday 14th June 2019 noon.

Keep the date free for presentation and interviews. Short listed candidates will be invited to attend the Canterbury Campus in Canterbury between 1230-1730 hrs on Thursday 27th June 2019.

Funding Notes

The scholarship includes payment of fees and a £13,000 yearly stipend, as well as £500 annually for conferences and events. The supervision team will be academics from the school with a background in policing research. The successful candidate will have access to the university Graduate School facilities.

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