Thursday, 15 May 2014

PhD Studentships Available in Criminology and Sociology

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in Criminology or Sociology? We are offering PhD funding opportunities to work with us.  The deadline for applications is 30th May 2014.  As a first step, contact Dr Mark Featherstone, Postgraduate Research Director, to discuss your research interests. 

Keele University

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities in Social Policy for 2014-2015

Keele University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The interdisciplinary research Centre for Social Policy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University is home to world-class scholars and research groups. In the 2008 RAE, 65% of the Centre’s research was classified as world-leading and of international importance. The Centre brings together over 40 active researchers and 130 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Our facilities include dedicated PGR office suites and meeting rooms, transferable skills training and funding to support research expenses and conference attendance.
For 2014-2015, the Centre is offering a range of studentship opportunities across its research areas:
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Human Geography
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Health Management
  • Gerontology
For further details of our specific research specialisms and the expertise of our supervisors please visit:
Our postgraduate funding opportunities for 2014-15 include:
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (PhD)
  • Full Studentships (PhD)
  • Bursaries and Fee Waivers (PhD)
A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate (£13,863 for 2014/15) plus tuition fee (£3,996).
Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their interests with the Postgraduate Research Director, Dr. Mark Featherstone ( and prospective supervisors. Please liaise with Helen Farrell for advice on the most appropriate contact point:; tel. +44 (0)1782 733641.
The closing date for applications is Friday 30 May 2014.

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