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Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

As part of a continuing programme of expansion of research activity in these areas, Coventry University is offering full-time PhD studentships to well-qualified individuals, to start in September 2018.  

Proposals invited

We welcome applications with proposals for PhD research projects in distinct and cross disciplinary areas related to our current research themes.

These are:

• Communities, Representation and Inclusion
• Faith and Peaceful Relations
• Global Development
• Migration, Displacement and Belonging
• Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
• Protective Security and Resilience
• Transnational and Maritime Security
• Trust and Workplace Relations
• Counter Terrorism
• Urban Resilience

In addition to these broad themes, we would also welcome proposals on the following topics:

• Gender and development or health and development
• Humanitarianism in conflict & disaster
• Transitional justice
• Trust in transitional societies
• Natural resource governance
• Organised crime and the privatisation of security
• Social movements and democratisation
• Religion, peace and conflict
• Religious diversity, inter-faith dialogue or intercultural dialogue
• Faith, social policy and social justice
• Religious literacy and education
• Migration and social cohesion
• Trusting individuals and trusting institutions.

We are looking for proposals that challenge existing ideas in these areas and expand current thinking, offering original insights and approaches by undertaking significant and rigorous research. We welcome PhD proposals that link to more than one member of staff's research interests or are in related areas. It is standard practice for supervision teams to consist of three staff members. For further information about potential supervisors interests and expertise, visit the CTPSR website at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/ctpsr.

The full-time PhD studentships will cover UK/EU or overseas tuition fee equivalent, plus a stipend for maximum three years six months.

The fee-only scholarships will cover tuition fee ONLY.

Entry criteria for applicants to PHD (standard)

• A taught Master's degree in a relevant discipline, involving a dissertation of standard length written in English in the relevant subject area with a minimum of a merit profile: 60% overall module average and a minimum of a 60% dissertation mark.
PLUS
• The potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within the period of the studentship
• A minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)

Duration of study: Full-Time – maximum term three years 6 months
Application deadline:16/02/2018
PhD Funding Award: Bursary and/ or tuition fees - UK/EU/International
Start Date: 24/09/2018

Enquiries may be addressed to Samima Hussain, Postgraduate Programme Coordinator, .

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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