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Faculty of Social Sciences

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

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PhD Studentship in Faculty of Social Sciences (Law)

Applications are invited for a funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Jordanstown (near Belfast) or Magee (Derry/Londonderry) Campus for the Law unit of assessment.

Project Summary:

The Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to offer a studentship for entry to our PhD programme in September 2016 tenable for a project in relation to our Law unit of assessment.

We welcome proposals for any of the projects or themes listed at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/socsci-phd/law-projects/ Proposals need to set out a viable research question, literature review, proposed methodology, and anticipated significance. See the web page for details, and click through on the mentioned categories to identify possible supervisors and see related staff interests. For general information on the Law School, Transitional Justice Institute or Ulster University Law Clinic see the links at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/law/postgraduate-study/.

Entrance Requirements:

Candidates should hold, or expect to hold a first or upper second class honours degree in law or a relevant 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 2016, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £14,296 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this opportunity please contact:-

Prof Rory O'Connell ()


For more information on applying go to ulster.ac.uk/research
Apply online ulster.ac.uk/applyonline  

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 23 June 2016.

Interviews will be held 7 July 2016

Further Information and Enquiries -

If you have a query, contact the Research Graduate School Office

Please visit the web pages for further details about Studentships offered by individual Schools of study within the Faculty of Social Sciences http://www.ulster.ac.uk/socsci-phd/

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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