MPhil/PhD Studentship
University of Surrey 29 reviews - South East

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University of Surrey - Department of Politics

(for three years, subject to satisfactory annual reviews)

Fully funded (H/EU fees plus £10,000 stipend)

We are pleased to offer three PhD studentships to conduct doctoral research and teach on a variety of undergraduate courses within the Department of Politics.

The successful applicants will have good first degrees (and preferably Master's degrees) in politics, international relations or a related discipline and a strong interest in both teaching and academic research. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous teaching experience will be an advantage. Good organisational and IT skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.

The post-holders will register for full-time PhDs in a politics- or policy-related area within the Department (see for details of our specific areas of interest). In return for the studentship, they will be required to provide 180 hours of support (per academic year) to the Department's undergraduate programme in the form of seminar teaching and marking. Training and support will be provided.

The post is available from September 2011 and will cover Home/EU fees. Informal enquiries may be made to Nita Walker, in the first instance, at

To apply, please send: a letter explaining why you are interested in the studentship, and how you meet the criteria specified on the ‘further information sheet'; a short proposal (maximum 2000 words) for the doctoral research you are interested in undertaking; and a CV including the names of two referees. These should be sent to Nita Walker, Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH or emailed to

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 31st March 2011 (12pm)

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday, 4th May 2011

Please include the reference Politics/PhD in your application.

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Date of input: Sunday, 30 January 2011

Date of expiry: Thursday, 31 March 2011

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