Aston University PhD Bursaries in SociologySchool of Languages and Social
The School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University is offering
one or more bursaries to enable candidates to undertake fully funded
research. The School's vibrant research culture (Grade 5 rating in the last
RAE) provides a stimulating intellectual environment. Studentships include
maintenance at AHRC rates, currently £12,000 per annum (up to a maximum of
three years) and the waiving of University fees (EU £3,085, non-EU £8,500).
Applications are invited in the following areas: Social Change, Social
Inequality, Globalization, Health and Illness, Education, Risk and the
Environment and Work and Labour. A Masters degree in a relevant subject area
would be required.
Successful candidates will be invited to start before the end of July or as
soon as possible thereafter. Candidates will be expected to make a teaching
contribution of up to four hours per week and to provide research assistance
of up to two hours per week to supervisors and/or convenors of relevant
Applications should be addressed to Ms Sue Cade, School of Languages and
Social Studies, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. Please
mark the envelope 'PhD Bursary Application'.
Applications should include the following:
An application form (electronic version can be downloaded from the following
A 2-3,000 word research proposal.
The names of two academic referees. To speed up the process referees should
be asked to send their references immediately, by post or by email, to Ms
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Closing date for applications is April 21st 2006.