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Roehampton demonstrates commitment to research excellence with 50 fully funded PhD scholarships

Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments currently available.

Posted: 17 March 2015

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PhD students will have the chance to work with the University's leading academics

Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments available for research students.

The 50 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are open to candidates who show exceptional promise. The successful applicants will receive studentships covering their tuition fees (worth £4,052 per year) and will also receive a stipend of over £16,000 for three years, or spread over five years for part-time students, with projects starting in autumn 2015.

Five eligible research projects are being offered in every department across the University, and full details can be found here. Examples include:

  • Remote sensing of seabird energetics, behaviour and stress (a Caribbean case study), based in the Department of Life Sciences; 
  • Women and Leadership, based in the Roehampton Business School;
  • Professionalisation of Indian Dance in the UK, Department of Dance;
  • Global policy networks: the reconfiguration and new roles of the state in education policy, School of Education;
  • Memory and Reading, Department of English and Creative Writing.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 5 May 2015, with interviews being held for shortlisted candidates later that month and the final winners announced in June.

The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern university in the UK, according to Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the official national audit of research quality. Research students at Roehampton benefit from the vibrant research culture in our academic departments and from being members of the Roehampton Graduate School, which sits at the heart of our supportive doctoral community.

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