Deadline: April 13, 2012
Applications are invited for full time research studentships leading to the degree of PhD commencing in September 2012. The funding for these studentships will be available for one year in the first instance, extended (for registered students only) for a second and then third year providing verifiable progress has been made (in teaching and research). Successful applicants for the studentships will receive a maintenance grant equivalent to that offered by ESRC (£13,590 in 2011/12) and tuition fees paid at the home/EU rate (£3,732 in 2011/12). Those awarded a studentship will normally be expected to teach a maximum of four hours per week in term time on an undergraduate law module, at the direction of the Head of School. Some bursaries (for example, reducing overseas fee to home fee rate) may also be available.
Applicants should normally have obtained, or be about to obtain an undergraduate degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours level (2:1 or equivalent from other countries), or a postgraduate degree.
It would be an advantage if applicants could demonstrate how their research will contribute to existing debates in their field, as well as how the candidate will contribute to our vibrant postgraduate community at KLS. It is expected that successful applicants will undertake research in areas of research strength of the department. We particularly welcome research proposals in socio-legal and critical legal studies – that is, applicants that demonstrate a capacity to reflect on the methodology of their research from a theoretically informed perspective.
How to Apply
Those wishing to apply for the Kent Law School Studentship must apply to study for a postgraduate degree electronically at http://records.kent.ac.uk/external/admissions/pg_application.php. Along with their application, candidates must supply a research proposal of no more than 1000 words, as well as a sample of their written work (not exceeding 5,000 words). Candidates must also complete a KLS PG Funding Application form available at www.kent.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/pg-downloads/kls_pg_funding_application.doc which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is expected that shortlisting will take place in early May 2012 and interviews will take place in the week beginning 14th May 2012. Candidates invited for interview will be notified in the week beginning 7th May 2012.
Informal enquiries may be directed to:
Ms Maria Drakopoulou, Director of Postgraduate Research, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
Telephone 01227 827949, e-mail email@example.com