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Alan Johnson PhD Scholarship

About this project

The University of Hull is delighted to announce a PhD scholarship commencing in 2018/19. The successful candidate will undertake research in the field of politics and government, and benefit from access to the recently deposited personal papers of Alan Johnson.

Alan Johnson was Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle for twenty years (1997-2017) and was a leading figure in the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. His ministerial career included periods as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Trade and Industry, Education and Skills, Health, and, finally, as Home Secretary.

The successful candidate will have outstanding competency in qualitative research methods and British politics. The supervision will be provided by leading experts in politics and government, and the student will benefit from the extensive collection of British politics materials housed in the University’s Brynmor Jones Library.

Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 30th November at the latest

Studentships will start on 28 January 2019

Supervisors

TBC

Next steps

Funding

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,777 in 2018/19) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree in Politics or a related discipline, together with relevant research experience. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have a 1st class undergraduate degree or Masters level qualification.

How to apply

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Application deadline: Monday 22nd October

Research options:

PhD: 3 years (full-time)

Fees

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,777 in 2018/19) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

The Postgraduate Training Scheme