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PhD Studentship for UK and EU Students in Sociology, Leisure and Wellbeing in UK, 2019

The Brunel University in London is offering Funded PhD Studentship in Sociology, Leisure and Wellbeing within the College of Health & Life Sciences. Applications are open for legal national of the UK or other country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals.

Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London, and was established in 1966. We will strengthen our position as a leading multidisciplinary research-intensive technology university delivering economic, social and cultural benefit. Excellence, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit will be at the heart of everything we do.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: November 12, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentship is awarded in the fields of Sociology, Leisure and Wellbeing.
  • Scholarship Award: Based in the College of Health and Life Sciences and funded by Brunel University London, the studentship offers an annual London rate stipend of £16,777 plus Home/EU tuition fees, for a maximum of 36 months.  Preferred start date is 1st January 2019.
  • Nationality: Applications are open for legal national of the UK or other country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Applications are open for legal national of the UK or other country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree (first or upper second class) or equivalent qualification in Sociology, Sport Sciences, Leisure Studies or a related Life or Social Science discipline. A Masters qualification in a relevant area would be desirable. Experience in conducting qualitative data collection and analysis is essential.  Applicants who have not been awarded a degree by a University in the UK will be expected to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in any section).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: If you wish to apply, please e-mail the following to chls-pgr-office-at-brunel.ac.uk by November 12, 2018:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A single-page A4 single-spaced personal statement stating the name of PhD being applied for and setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e. outlining your qualifications and skills).
  • One example of your academic writing (e.g. an essay, a section from an undergraduate or Masters dissertation).
  • A summary of your teaching experience or the teaching activities you feel you could support.
  • Names and contact details for two academic referees.
  • A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript.
  • A copy of your English language qualification, where applicable.

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