University of Westminster PhD Studentships for autumn 2015

The Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies is pleased to offer two studentships to prospective PhD students to begin in September 2015.

In the UK Government’s REF 2014 assessment of research activity, English at Westminster was ranked 28th out of 89 departments in Britain, with 79% of its work judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent quality. In terms of research publications, English Literature and Language at Westminster was ranked in the top 20 UK departments, with around a third of the work judged to be world leading.

Based in the heart of London, we have a lively research culture consisting of conferences and research seminars, and the work done in our two research centres, the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture ( and the Centre for the Study of Science and the Imagination (

Applications are invited for the following awards for up to three years of full-time study:

One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £10,000 per year for three years.

One fee waiver (Home/EU rate) and £5,000 per year for three years.

We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students who will contribute to at least one of the following core areas of research in the department:

Ÿ          English Language and Linguistics

Ÿ          Literature and Science

Ÿ          Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out a number of hours of duties in the department as part of their training and development.

Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours degree and a Master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 7.0 in IELTS (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements). Read more about our entry requirements at

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 May 2015.


Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Leigh Wilson (

How to apply:

Information on how to apply:


CDA PhD studentship at QMUL and the Geffrye Museum

The deadline has been extended to 13 April 2015 for the AHRC CDA PhD studentship on ‘New spiritualities and domestic life, c.1855-1939’ (see attached). This is one of four AHRC CDA studentships on ‘Home and religion: space, practice and community in London from the seventeenth century to the present,’ in collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and The Geffrye Museum of the Home. The PhD will be supervised by Rhodri Hayward (History, QMUL), Suzanne Hobson (English, QMUL), Emma Hardy (Geffrye Museum) and Janice Welch (Geffrye Museum). Interviews will be held on 29 April. You’ll find further details on the attached poster.

Please could you pass on this information to any current or past MA students who might be interested in applying.

CDA PhD studentship


Oxford Brookes University: full-time Ph.D. studentships

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are looking for strong candidates to apply the following three year, full-time Ph.D. studentships. The successful candidates will receive an annual stipend of £14,000 for three years beginning in September 2015/16. Students will be required to pay the Home/EU or International fees as appropriate.   Please note that all fees rise by approximately 4% each year, therefore the Home/EU fees for 2015/16 will be approximately £4,155 and the International fees will be approximately £13,208. 

The studentships are intended for candidates who will pursue a PhD project that falls within one of the Faculty’s key research areas.  Applicants are invited to examine the range of topics in which our staff have a particular specialism. These are described on our departmental websites: 

Closing date 20th March 2015

Copies of the adverts can be downloaded here: