Two Funded PhD studentship opportunities available in the Department of Politics

We are pleased to announce that we have two funded PhD studentship opportunities available in the Department of Politics.

Politics 50th anniversary logoAnniversary PhD Studentship in Politics and International Relations

To mark the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Department is pleased to offer an Anniversary PhD Studentship for exceptional candidates in the discipline of politics and international relations.

Applications are welcomed from Masters graduates working in any of the sub-fields of the discipline. The studentship will commence in October 2015 and will cover the full fees and maintenance stipend for three years. It will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to pursue innovative doctoral research with outstanding supervision in one of the UK’s leading Departments of Politics.

Full details of the studentship and how to apply can be found here.

Migration Prospects research project logoEuropean Research Council PhD Studentship in The Global Politics of International Migration

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we are offering a PhD research opportunity in the area of the global politics of international migration, as part of the European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant awarded to Professor Andrew Geddes for a project entitled Prospects for International Migration Governance (MIGPROSP).

This studentship will give an outstanding social sciences Masters graduate the opportunity to pursue research that explores the political dynamics that shape migration governance at global level. This could involve work that, for example focuses on particular states and regions and their relation to the international system, on particular types or forms of international migration or on the role of international organisations with migration responsibilities. The aim of the PhD research will be to better understand the inter-relationships between political dynamics at state, regional and international level and how these shape the prospects for international or global migration governance.

Applications would be particularly welcome that explored these dynamics in South America and/or the Asia-Pacific region, although applications that focus on other parts of the world are also welcome.

Full details of the studentship and how to apply can be found here.