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 2017.
We welcome applications with proposals for PhD research projects in distinct and cross disciplinary areas related to our current research themes.
• 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
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
• Migration and children/ young people
• Visual and participatory methods
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, and an annual stipend for the duration of the studentship. The fee-only scholarships will cover tuition fee ONLY.
The Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations has over 60 full-time research staff supported by a team of professional support staff. Our staff are extremely well-connected and are called upon to contribute their expertise on the national and international stage, as advisers to governments and international bodies or at conferences worldwide.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work that brings together creative thinking on concerns of trust and trust repair, peacebuilding, peace and reconciliation and on the contemporary challenges of societal relationships in a diverse and connected world. Our portfolio of excellent and impactful research seeks to change lives and enhance well-being. We convene and contribute to public debates, provide effective policy guidance at local, national, regional and global levels and generate international collaborative research through our global networks.
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.
• The potential to engage in innovative research and to normally complete the PhD within a three-year period of study
• A minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
In all cases the most recent and highest qualification attained will be that utilised for assessment purposes
Duration of study: Full-Time – maximum term three years 6 months
Application deadline: 17/02/2017
PhD Funding Award: Bursary and/ or tuition fees - UK/EU/International
Interview dates: 06/04/2017 – 07/04/2017
Start Date: September 2017
Academic enquiries may be address to Professor Matt Qvortrup, Head of PhD Programmers, [email protected]. However the Research Admissions team will process your formal application and are the main contact point for all admission and administrative related enquiries.
Keywords: Peacebuilding, Trust, Social Cohesion, Conflict Transformation, Faith, Intercultural Dialogue, Diversity, Migration, Maritime Security, Global Development, Inclusion, Community Relations ,Protective Security.
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.