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Please note that a faculty reorganisation is underway at Ulster and these studentships will be based within the new structure in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applications are invited for one VCRS funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Law/ Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at the Jordanstown or Magee Campus.

All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Law or other relevant social science discipline, or a cognate area. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills, experience and interests. Successful candidates will enrol as of 1 October 2017, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

We expect that the applicant has developed a detailed and feasible proposal, including research questions and methodology, prior to enrolment.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £14,553 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

The Research topic proposed must be in the area of Law and/ or Transitional Justice. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact School of Law/ TJI faculty working in the applicant's area of interest before submitting an online application. Information about the research interests is at: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/faculties/social-sciences/schools/research-graduate-school/law

Procedure All applications for admission and funding should be made using the online admission system, access to which can be found on the University home page:


Apply online ulster.ac.uk/applyonline  

If you have a query about the application procedure, please contact the Research Student Administration [email protected] or the Research Graduate School Office: [email protected] .

For details about the PhD programme in Law / TJI please email [email protected] .

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 23 June 2017 Interviews will be held in July 2017

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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