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  • Annick T.R. Wibben
    see below ... From: Martin Coward Date: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:34 AM Subject: Doctoral Studentship Funding Available in
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      From: Martin Coward <martin.coward@...>
      Date: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:34 AM
      Subject: Doctoral Studentship Funding Available in Politics
      To: BISAPPWG@...

      North East Doctoral Training Centre ESRC Funded Studentships in Politics

      Politics at Newcastle University is pleased to announce the availability of ESRC funded PhD studentships as part of the North East Doctoral Training Centre. We are seeking high calibre candidates interested in doctoral study who have clearly defined research projects and wish to be considered for these awards.

      The studentships will be allocated on a competitive basis and include 1+3, +3, 3.75 and 2+3 awards. The deadline for approaching prospective supervisors is 27 January 2012. The deadline for submitting completed applications is 24 February 2012.

      Preliminary inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kyle Grayson (kyle.grayson@...) until 30 January, 2012 and to Dr. Martin Coward (martin.coward@...) after that time.

      Further details:

      The following studentships are available:

      1+3 awards: targeted at students with or nearing completion of first class UG degrees to undertake an MA in research methods followed by PhD study.

      +3 awards: targeted at students with or nearing completing of MA degrees with ESRC recognised research methods training and who wish to commence PhD study

      +3.75: targeted at students wishing to undertake a PhD with an MA that does not include research methods training. The .75 will allow the applicant to complete research methods training.

      2+3 awards: targeted at students considering a two year language based MA degree followed by PhD study

      Politics at Newcastle University enjoys a strong international reputation. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Newcastle Politics consolidated its position with a very strong research output profile and excellence in terms of research environment and esteem. The RAE Panel noted that: "Research outputs were predominantly of internationally recognised quality" and the "Research environment was predominantly of internationally recognised quality ... (including) a large school of PhD students, with good completion rates". Politics has enjoyed strong growth in staff numbers in recent years indicating excellence in its research and teaching and the overall strength of the programme. Incoming students will be able to fully participate in our program of research related activities and active graduate community.

      We offer research supervision expertise in:

      International Politics

         * Security, human security, critical security studies, biosecurity, European security and defence policy

         * Area specialisation in the Americas, East and Southeast Asia, Russia, European Union

         * International political thought and philosophy

         * Globalisation and global governance

         * Urbicide, cities and war

         * Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

         * Geopolitics and critical geopolitics

         * Ethnic nationalism

         * Genocide

         * International political economy with specialist focus on work and labour and development

         * Popular culture and world politics including music, film, electronic games

         * Global justice and ethics

         * The arms trade and disarmament

         * Postcolonialism

      Political Philosophy and Political Theory

         * The ethics and politics of climate change

         * Environmental citizenship

         * Ecological space and global justice

         * Legal philosophy with specialist focus on punishment

         * Moral philosophy

         * Multiculturalism, toleration, recognition

         * Rights and freedoms

         * Liberalism

         * Democracy in divided societies

         * Justice and ethics

      Governance and Political Organisations:

         * Party Politics

         * Elections and electoral politics

         * Area specialisation in the Americas, Italy, Japan, France, Germany

         * Transitional justice and reconciliation in divided societies

         * Interest groups

         * Social capital

         * Participation and non-participation

         * Civil Society

         * European security

         * Political ideologies

         * EU integration policies

         * European environmental policy and policy making

         * European public policy and policy making

         * International environmental organisations

      Further details on how to apply can be found here: http://www.nedtc.ac.uk/studentships

      Further information about postgraduate research in Politics at Newcastle can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/politics/postgrad/research/

      Key Deadlines:

      Formation of a supervisory team for the 2012-13 competition: 27 January, 2012

      Submission of a completed application for the 2012-13 competition: 24 February, 2012


      Dr. Grayson

      Dr. Kyle Grayson
      Lecturer in International Politics
      Acting Postgraduate Research Director (Politics)
      MA Degree Programme Director (Critical Geopolitics)
      Co-editor of POLITICS (UK Political Studies Association and Wiley-Blackwell)
      Associate Editor of Critical Studies on Security (Routledge)
      Co-Editor of the Popular Culture and World Politics Book Series (Routledge)
      School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology
      Newcastle University, UK
      Tel: 191 222 5836
      Fax: 191 222 5421
      Website: www.chasingdragons.org
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