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  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentships are new to the University of Roehampton for 2012/13. Research studentships (including full bursaries and fees-only) are available for 29 students to undertake study for a PhD to start 1 January 2013.
    Studentships are available in all academic areas where the university can provide appropriate supervision. Applications can be made to any of the 10 Departments of the University: Dance; Drama, Theatre and Performance; Education; English and Creative Writing; Humanities; Life Sciences; Media, Culture and Language; Psychology; Social Sciences and the Business School. Interdisciplinary projects spanning more than one Department are also welcomed.

    Full Bursary Studentships

    Nine successful applicants will receive full bursaries including Home/EU fees plus a Research Council level stipend for three years’ full-time doctoral study. The bursaries will be subject to annual review of student progress. The bursary rate for 2012-13 is £15,590. In addition a contribution towards project costs will be made available, with a minimum of £300 allocated for each bursary student and additional funds available for high-cost laboratory or field projects.

    Fees-only Studentships

    Twenty successful applicants will receive fees-only award, covering home/EU fees for three years’ full-time or four years’ part-time PhD study. The studentships are subject to annual review of student progress.

    How to apply

    • Contact the appropriate Research Student Co-ordinator (list below) or potential supervisors to check that appropriate supervision is available within your chosen field of study and to discuss your project
    • Download and complete the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentships Application Form
    • Attach an up-to-date CV
    • Provide a covering letter explaining the expertise and experience you would bring to your project.

    Applications should be sent to:

    Vice-Chancellor's Research Studentships
    Admissions Office
    Erasmus House
    University of Roehampton
    Roehampton Lane
    SW15 5PJ
    Or by email to  

    Research Student Co-ordinators

    Business School
    Dr Leonard Holmes

    Dr Geraldine Morris

    Drama, Theatre and Performance
    Dr Sarah Gorman

    Prof David Hargreaves

    English and Creative Writing
    Prof Martin Priestman

    Dr Ted Vallance

    Life Sciences
    Dr Peter Shaw

    Media, Culture and Language
    Dr Eva Eppler

    Prof Cecilia Essau

    Social Science
    Dr Steven Groarke

    Deadline for applications: 1 October 2012
    Interviews: week commencing 5 November 2012
    Decisions will be communicated to candidates at the end of November 2012 and successful students will be expected to start on 1 January 2013.
    For full information, download the Vice-Chancellor's Research Studentship's Flyer (PDF).
    For all general enquiries, please contact the Graduate School
    : 020 8392 3631

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