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Research Studentships at The School of Politics and International Relations

Important description
The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at QMUL offers a number of generous studentships for students commencing their doctoral studies in September 2013. The deadline for consideration for funded places is 31st January 2013. Candidates whose applications are received after this date may be considered for admission, but not for funding.
Applications are welcome in all the fields and disciplines for which we provide expert supervision. A full list of research interests in SPIR is available by following the links here.
This year applications in the following subject areas are particularly encouraged:
Civil society/social movements
European public policy and governance
Political transition in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Critical approaches to the theory of international relations and practice of foreign policy
Political theory and the history of ideas
Before applying, you are encouraged to make informal contact with a potential supervisor to establish whether we can provide you with expert supervision. Make sure you include a draft research proposal with any enquiry to a potential supervisor – academic members of staff are unable to respond to general, undefined queries about research degrees. If you would like general information on the research degree programmes, please contact the Research Manager (see below for email).
QMUL Principal’s Studentships
The School will be eligible to apply for up to four of these awards.
Queen Mary Principal’s studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. They cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of around £15,590 per year for up to three years. Candidates will normally be expected to have a good first degree and a Masters degree in Politics, International Relations, or a related subject.
Economic & Social Research Council: Doctoral Training Centre (London Social Science) Studentships
The School of Politics & IR is part of a prestigious ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), London Social Science, with QMUL and Goldsmiths, University of London. The DTC will provide funding for up to two PhD studentships in SPIR for entry in 2013.
Studentships cover up to four years of tuition fees and provide a standard maintenance grant of £15,590 per year. PhDs with a particular emphasis on quantitative research may receive an additional Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) stipend of £3,000. Successful applicants will be offered a variety of flexible models of combined PhD study and research training: either a 1 + 3 model (i.e. 1 year doing an MRes in advanced research training, plus 3 years of PhD) or a model where the research training is completed throughout the course of the 4 years of the studentship. Students who already hold a Masters degree with sufficient training can also apply for the standard 3-year funded PhD.

Eligibility and other criteria

Application deadline
* 31 January 2013

Additional information, and important URL

Please note that you need to complete an additional ESRC application form to be considered for funding through the DTC. Further details and guidance on how to apply are below and available here: http://www.londonsocialscience.org.uk/index.html .

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