The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for a September 2018 start. UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities.
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University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.
- Application Deadline: April 12, 2018
- Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
- Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in Islamic Studies: Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe.
- Award: Each studentship will cover the required fee to the University of Edinburgh (either UK/EU or international), a living allowance of £14,553for 2018-19 (increasing in-line with Research Council UK rates thereafter) and a yearly research budget of £1000.
- Nationality: UK or EU and International students
- Number of Awards: Up to two studentships are available.
- The award can be taken in the UK
Eligible Countries: UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:
- An undergraduate and normally a Masters degree in a relevant subject
- Proven research skills
- Ability to undertake research which may involve both the study of texts and be engaging with individuals and communities
- Ability to work in a team
- Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity
- The ability to work to deadlines
- A willingness to be flexible and work non-standard hours, if required
- Experience in conducting and explaining research to a wide variety of audiences, both within and beyond a university context.
- Knowledge of a relevant language (e.g. Arabic, Persian)
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Experience in designing material for websites
- Experience of working with the media
English Language Requirements: University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.
How to Apply: Applications for the PhD can be made via the online admissions portal by clicking the link below:
- PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
- For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency will be required. Click here for further details.
- Studentship applications should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae and an outline research proposal (circa 1200 words) submitted via email to:
- Click here for guidelines on how to write a suitable PhD research proposal.
- If you are shortlisted for a studentship you will be invited to an interview where you will be required to make a 10-minute presentation on your proposed research project.