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If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research web page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
There are currently no funding opportunities available for continuing students.
Oxford Brookes Business School
Challenges Research Studentship:
Sustainable Cities and Communities
£16,000 pa (with no inflation increase)
closing date for applications is October 10th 2018 (12 Noon)
Interview date: Interviews to be decided
Start date: January 2019
As part of the
University Global Challenges Research agenda, the Business School is offering a
Global Challenges Research studentship under the theme Sustainable Cities and
Communities in partnership with Stellenbosch University in South Africa. We are
seeking exceptional candidates to study for a full-time PhD, starting in January 2019, to address rising
global concerns over security and insecurity through local and
community-based security initiatives in South Africa and the UK.
This full-time studentship, which includes a
commitment of seminar support to undergraduate or graduate students, will be
for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress. The bursary will be £16,000 per
annum, and fees will be
paid by the School.
are particularly interested in attracting PhD candidates who wish to pursue research
on local security initiatives in South Africa and the UK (with a priority for
research in South Africa). Security landscapes are rapidly changing due to rising
public concerns over (in)security, growing numbers of security organizations
and expanding security technologies. This has seen new forms of organizing for security being developed,
such as community-based, multi-stakeholder, security initiatives. The project
is broadly interested in such questions as:
research topics for research in South Africa (potentially in comparisons with
the UK) are welcome as well.
Applicants are expected to
hold a good undergraduate degree and a good Master’s degree at merit level or
above in a relevant area of the social sciences (organization studies, sociology, criminology, security studies, anthropology,
political science). Applicants should also
be able to demonstrate strong qualitative research capabilities, preferably an
experience of having conducted fieldwork, and be fluent in spoken and written
We are looking to recruit a
candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis
within three years. PhD students will take part
in the School PhD programme, offering seminars and training on research
methodology as well as a collegiate environment to present work in progress.
The supervisory team
will include Professor Juliette Koning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
information about research in the School of Business visit: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/research/
How to apply: To request further details
of how to apply, please email: email@example.com
Please ensure you quote Security Research in the email title when applying.
There are no funded Studentships at this time.
School of the Built Environment
Spatial Planning Research Group
Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship
Eligibility: Home/EU and International
Bursary: £15,000 per annum for three years
£4,500 for research support, including travel and subsistence for visits
to partner institutions
fees will be paid by the University.
Deadline: Friday 27 July 2018
Interview date: Monday 3 September
Start date: 1 October 2018 or 21 January 2019
“The challenge of urban inequality to
promote health, wellbeing and sustainable travel behaviour”
The School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University has
recently been awarded a Global Challenges Research Studentship under the theme
Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership with the Federal Universities
of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina and the University of Brasilia in
Brazil. The universities are currently involved in the Newton Funded ESRC
Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project (www.hum-mus.org).
The project aims to understand the impact of everyday (im)mobility on
health and wellbeing with a variety of social groups living in different
neighbourhoods in Brazil and the UK, and also to explore the potential for
participatory mobilities planning with local communities to support and develop
solutions for healthy urban mobility.
The School is seeking to recruit a PhD student to contribute to the aims
of the overall HUM project with a particular focus on low-income communities in
the UK and Brazil. The PhD student would be expected to spend some time
in Brazil undertaking fieldwork, and collaborating with the project
partners. It is likely that the project
will focus on mixed methods with emphasis on qualitative methods (including
mobile methods) in order to fully explore the relevant issues.
Possible topics that would be of interest include (not exclusive):
We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality who is
capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Candidates would be expected
to have a good first degree or Masters in a related subject (e.g. geography,
sociology, planning, anthropology, political science etc). They should be
able to demonstrate strong research capabilities, be fluent in spoken and
written English, as well as show proficiency in Portuguese.
The selection criteria will focus on academic excellence, suitability of
research experience and skills, subject knowledge and references.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Tim Jones in the School of the Built Environment. Enquiries:
Please email Dr Tim Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the application, you must submit a detailed research proposal
(maximum 1000 words), a CV, and a supporting statement (maximum 300 words).
How to apply: For further information on how to apply, please email email@example.com for an application
pack, quoting “Healthy Urban Mobility” in the subject line.
The Postgraduate Doctoral Loan scheme is available from 2018-19, and further information can be found at: