PhD Studentship Vacancies (x2)

The Global Politics of International Migration

Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2016

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), the Department of Politics is offering two PhD research opportunities in the area of the global politics of international migration.

Elmfield.gifThese studentships 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.

Applicants should enclose a research proposal of a maximum of three pages in length with their application. This research proposal will include the scope of the proposed research, relationship to the current state-of-the-art, the questions to be addressed and research methods to be employed.

These studentships are tenable for three years from 1 October 2016 and will be based at the Department of Politics, under the principal supervision of Professor Andrew Geddes. The studentships cover the cost of home/EU rate tuition fees (£4,052 pa in 2015/16) together with a tax free maintenance grant (£14,057 pa in 2015/16) and a Research Training Support Grant (£750pa).

Applicants should apply for admission to the Department’s PhD programme online.

Applicants should indicate on the application that they wish to be considered for the MIGPROSP studentships.

Enquiries about the MIGPROSP project and the studentship opportunity should be directed to Professor Andrew Geddes.

Please contact our Graduate School Administrator, Sarah Cooke, with enquiries about the PhD programme and the application process.

Apply online.

PhD Studentship on the Global Politics of International Migration

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Sheffield
Funding amount: £14,057 plus tuition fees
Hours: Full Time 
Placed on: 1st December 2015
Closes: 2nd February 2016

Apply online.


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