Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD studentship available for September 2017 start

Thursday, 01 June 2017

PhD studentship available for September 2017 start

Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a full-time PhD Studentship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting on 18 September 2017.

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in Quaternary climate change and landscape evolution of Southeast Arabia. The supervisory team will be led by Professor Adrian Parker. This proposed PhD project will develop a framework of climatic and environmental change for SE Arabia, against which the archaeological record can be set.  A project description will be included in the application pack.

The successful candidate will receive an annual payment of £16,000 as a stipend towards living expenses for a maximum of three years. 

Home/EU fees will be covered by the Department of Social Sciences for a maximum of three years. The studentships are open to both Home/EU and International students. However, owing to the funding available, awards will be funded at the level of Home/EU research degree fees. Therefore International applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the Home/EU and International research degree fees each year. Please note that all fees rise by approximately 4% each year.

We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date. The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

 Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Director of Studies, Professor Adrian Parker on agparker@brookes.ac.uk prior to making an application. 

The closing date for applications is 13.00 on Tuesday 4th July 2017, and interviews will be held as soon as possible after the deadline.

 To request an application pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please contact hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk

 Please specify the studentship you are applying for in the subject heading: Parker Studentship