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Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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PhD Studentship in the role and impact of 3 Faiths Forum in fostering peaceful relations (Funded)
Full-Time – three years fixed term

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) builds on the strong track record of scholars at the University on human security, peace studies and social relations. CTPSR brings together expertise from across the social sciences and humanities to drive progressive change and strengthen human security and resilience.

CTPSR is committed to achieving excellence through a stimulating multi-disciplinary research environment. Currently with 30 PhD students, CTPSR's Doctoral Training Programme delivers a first year of quantitative and qualitative methods training, equipping research students to undertake primary research in year two. Throughout the three years our research students receive training covering academic writing, specialist analytical software and attendance at conferences, as well as two intensive summer schools.

Coventry University is offering one full-time PhD studentship to a well-qualified individual, to start in September 2016. The studentship will support our partnership with 3FF (Three Faiths Forum), one of the leading interfaith and intercultural organisations in the UK.

Proposals are invited for a PhD project exploring the role and impact of 3FF in fostering peaceful relations. We welcome proposals that will provide new insights about the difference 3FF's work makes to the communities it works with, including young people, schools, universities, students, religious groups, members of Parliament, women and local communities. We welcome proposals that are interdisciplinary, innovative and use participatory research methods. Proposals should challenge existing ideas, expand current thinking and contribute to change within 3FF and the communities it works with.

The PhD studentship will be based within the Faith and Peaceful Relations Research Group, one of six research groups in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. The PhD student will work 6 hours per week as a Research Assistant within the research group. Students are supervised by three supervisors. For information about potential supervisors, visit the CTPSR website at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/trust-peace-social-relations/

The studentship will cover UK/EU or overseas fee equivalence plus a bursary of £14057 per annum for three years.

Candidate specification:
• a taught Masters 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 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)
• a first or good upper second class undergraduate degree in a related social science or in the humanities and a strong interest in pursuing research in this field
• skills in quantitative and qualitative methods
Please note that the highest and most recent award will be used in all cases.

Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Kristin Aune [email protected]
Application information can be found in our how to apply section. Applicants are advised to read the following information (3FF information sheet) prior to submit a formal application: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-studentships/the-role-and-impact-of-3FF-in-fostering-peaceful-relations/

UK/EU/International students with the required entry requirements.

Application Deadline: 20 May 2016.

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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