The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster offers studentships for prospective PhD students, starting in September 2018/2019 academic year.
Located in the heart of London, the Department has an active research culture led by the internationally recognised Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), of which the International Eco-Cities Initiative is a part.
Applications are sought from high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the core areas of research within the Centre for the Study of Democracy listed below. The first two are of particular relevance to the International Eco-Cities Initiative.

  • Contemporary democratic theory and governance
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers
  • Security, violence and international relations
  • Critical international theory

Worth of Award
Applications are invited for the following awards, which are tenable for up to three years for full-time study:

  • One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £16,000 per year for three years
  • Up to two fee waivers (Home/EU rate) and £5,000 per year for three years

Please note that while overseas fee-paying students may apply, the fee waiver would be at the home/EU rate and successful applicants will need to pay the difference in the tuition fee if assessed as overseas.  Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties as part of the studentship.

Eligibility

  • Applications are sought from high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the core areas of research within the Centre for the Study of Democracy.
  • Prospective PhD students, starting in September 2018.

How to Apply

  1. Check that you meet the entry criteria
  2. Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area. If you have not done so yet, please review the research areas. You will be asked to confirm this in your UKPASS application form
  3. Consider your funding options – are there any Studentship or Scholarships available to you or will you have to be applying as a self-funded student?
  4. What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:
    a) Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. They recommend that you follow our guidance on writing a research proposal. Please note we will not be able to consider your application if you do not include your research proposal.
    (For a PhD by Publication, the proposal should be made using the same form, but not exceed 2,000 words.)
    b) Scanned copies of all your relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if your award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).
    c) If your secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, you should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
    d) 2 academic references. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed to [email protected]or posted to:Postgraduate Admissions Office
    University of Westminster
    Cavendish House
    101 New Cavendish Street
    London W1W 6XH
  5. Apply for your MPhil/PhD via the relevant link seen online

Deadline: applications close 5 pm on April 27, 2018 and interviews will be held on 12 June 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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