Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD studentships now available for September 2017 start

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

PhD Studentships

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer 3 full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas for a September 2017 start.

The successful candidates will receive an annual payment of £16,000 each as a stipend towards living expenses for a maximum of three years. Home/EU fees will also be covered by the relevant Department for a maximum of three years.

 

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences spans a diverse range of disciplines that include social sciences, humanities, law, education and languages, and has a long tradition of producing world-class research. The REF 2014 results confirm our ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research status in a range of subjects, and serve as official recognition of the expertise, dedication and passion of our academic community. We are now accepting applications for the following PhD studentships:

 

Department of Social Sciences

 

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in The Impact of Globalisation on Post-Soviet Societies. The supervisory team will be led by Dr Sarah Whitmore, Dr Rico Isaacs and Dr. Jon Wheatley. This proposed PhD project will explore the impact of globalisation on post-Soviet societies with the aim of analysing how processes associated with globalisation have unfolded and impacted upon the political behaviour of post-Soviet citizens and elites.

 

School of Law

 

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in Regulating the financial abuse of religious capital through the English law on fraud and undue influence. The supervisory team will be led by Prof Peter Edge. This proposed PhD project seeks to address the application of general criminal and civil law doctrines of fraud, and civil law doctrines of undue influence, to the exercise of religious power.

 

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

 

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in The Air Disaster in Post-War Britain, c. 1940-1990.  The project will be co-supervised by Dr Tom Crook and Dr Viviane Quirke. This proposed PhD project offers an outstanding student the chance to conduct research into an entirely neglected aspect of the history of risk and the culture of safety in post-war Britain: the aeroplane crash or “air disaster”.

 

The closing date for applications to all studentships is 21 February 2017 and the successful applicants will begin their studies in September 2017.

■       For further information, eligibility, and details of how to apply please see our website