The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Edge Hill University is offering 12 PhD studentships to be held in a range of subject areas across the Faculty. These will be combined with Graduate Teaching Assistantships. The Faculty is home to a large and diverse group of disciplines with a track record of excellence in research, much of which crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Edge Hill is one of the fastest growing universities in the United Kingdom and has been providing higher education for over 125 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence. The past five years have seen student applications double, turnover increase at a rate of around 20% per annum, and an investment of £130m on campus. Edge Hill is a dynamic and ambitious university with a clear sense of direction, and significant resources to invest in its future. It is currently ranked in the top 20 of the Sunday Times 75 Best Companies to work for in the Public Sector.
Worth of Studentships
Each studentship includes a full waiver of postgraduate tuition fees as well as free single room postgraduate student accommodation on campus. GTAs will teach for up to six hours teaching per week. An annual stipend in the region of £7,380 will be paid at monthly intervals.
Eligible Subjects
Research proposals are invited in the following areas:
Biology and Environmental Science
Business and Management
Law and Criminology
Media and the Creative Industries
Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Sport and Physical Activity
Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on your CV, the quality of the research proposal and performance at interview. Applicants should normally have, or be about to obtain, a Masters qualification in a subject relevant to the studentship for which they are applying.
Duties and Responsibilities
Students will be expected to:

  • Successfully undertake an initial programme of accredited research training
  • Undertake a PhD programme of research under the supervision of an appointed supervisory team
  • Enhance the research culture of the Department in which they are located and the University by participating in events, conferences and training
    How to apply
    Applicants must submit the following:
    A ‘Research Proposal’ which should not exceed 2,000 words in length
    A full academic CV
    Two independent academic references using the form provided
    A completed application form

Applications should be submitted to Paul Davies, Graduate School Administrator,
[email protected].
Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2012. Interviews will be held between 4th July and 17th July 2012.
For more information, and to apply, click here.