PhD Studentship in Comparative Politics at University of Leicester UK
The Department of Politics and International Relations is pleased to offer a fully-funded studentship for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. This studentship will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for three years and include an annual stipend of £14,057. The successful applicant will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year to help cover costs associated with their research work.
The successful applicant for this PhD studentship in comparative politics will be attached to the Department’s Parties, Participation, and Public Opinion Research Cluster.
We welcome research proposals from suitably qualified applicants looking to undertake research in areas consistent with the research interests of theDepartment’s academic staff. However, we would particularly welcome applications from those looking to undertake research with a focus on one or more of the following areas:
* or show evidence of achieving this by September 2015
Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact Dr Richard Whitaker:
1. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
2. Prepare your supporting documents – with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements:
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
3. Submit your online application or apply by post
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