Up to two 3-year PhD studentships are available on “Energy Demand in the Digital Society” at SPRU, University of Sussex.
The Sussex Energy Group (SEG) at SPRU aims to understand and foster transitions towards sustainable, low carbon energy systems. Drawing from SPRU’s tradition, the Group undertakes academically rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research on contemporary energy and climate policy challenges. SEG’s work is funded from a range of sources, including the UK Research Councils, UK government departments and the European Commission.
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The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, Sussex, England. Its campus is located within the South Downs National Park and is a short distance away from Central Brighton. The university received its Royal Charter in August 1961, the first of what Beloff termed the plate-glass generation, and was a founding member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities.
Proof of proficiency in English is also required, i.e., an IELTS certificate taken within the last two years showing at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each of the four sections.
- Application Deadline: March 28, 2018
- Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
- Study Subject: Studentships are awarded on “Energy Demand in the Digital Society” at SPRU.
- Scholarship Award: The two PhD studentships are offered for a maximum of three years, renewable on a yearly basis, subject to satisfactory performance on the doctoral degree. Successful candidates will receive a full fee waiver plus a stipend of £8,500 per annum paid in three instalments in October, January and April. In order to prepare students for academic careers, individuals receiving a studentship will be offered the possibility to undertake some teaching and/or marking activities in the School, of up to a maximum of six hours per week during term time. Any teaching undertaken will be paid at grade 6 of the University’s Doctoral Tutor salary scale in addition to the stipend.
- Number of Scholarships: There are two 3-year PhD studentships available.
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: The UK, Europe (Non-UK) and International (Non-UK/EU)
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have an upper second class honours degree, and already have, or currently be studying for, a Master’s degree in a related subjec or equivalent qualification if a non-UK applicant. A good level pass is usually required for the Master’s degree.
- English Language Requirements: Proof of proficiency in English is also required, i.e., an IELTS certificate taken within the last two years showing at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each of the four sections.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for a studentship, you need to first apply for a PhD place in Science and Technology Policy Studies at the University of Sussex, including a research proposal addressing one of the research topics above or a closely related topic.