Faculty of Arts and Social Science Full-Time PhD Studentships at Open University in UK, 2018

Full-time studentships within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) are now available at Open University in the UK. Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the studentship.

The Open University has a world-class reputation for research and our research student community is part of this research effort. In joining us you will join an existing community of over 1,000 PhD students, receive high-quality supervision from leading academics and undergo training that will support you to reach your potential and develop as an open, engaged researcher in our digitally interconnected world.

Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Studentships are awarded for the following research areas:

Applicants should be interested in conducting research at the doctorate level in the following areas:

  • Development Policy and Practice
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy and Criminology
  • Sociology

Scholarship Award:  The award currently £14,553 per annum 2017/18 will be awarded.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 as a first degree, a relevant master’s degree and be interested in conducting research at the doctorate level in one of the following areas:

Development Policy and Practice, including civil society, NGOs and social movements; health systems and development; Inclusive innovation and development; migration, transnationalism and development; ‘Rising Powers’ and Africa; states, political systems, and developments, especially in Africa and Latin America

Economics, including health economics; welfare economics; behavioural economics; personal finance; economics and development; economics of innovation; Post-Keynesian economics; economics of households

Geography, including agriculture and food; culture and climate change; digital technologies and cities; geographies of migration, money and finance, religion and spirituality, sound; politics of consumption; resilience and social-ecological systems; place and identity.

Politics and International Studies, including British and comparative politics; citizenship studies; democracy and social movements; international relationship and global politics; political ideas

Psychology, including applied cognition; counselling and psychotherapy; critical, narrative, discursive and psychosocial research; forensic psychology

Social Policy and Criminology, including policing and regulation; prisons and incarceration; social harm and crimes of the powerful; processes of criminalization and social inequalities; institutionalized racism in the criminal justice system; violence and abuse; critical social policy

Sociology, including: Digital cultures, social networks and political change; digital, material and everyday participation, transformations and infrastructures; markets, consumption and cultural economy; migration, gender and generation; multicultural life, citizenship, difference, political conflict and social divisions; psychoanalytic sociology and the psychosocial; sociology of health and medicine.

Nationality: Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the studentship.

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How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Studentship application deadline is January 21, 2018.

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