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Fully-funded PhD Studentship


University of Hertfordshire 

School of Education

Applications are invited for a fully-funded full-time PhD studentship in the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire.

The study will focus on one of three broad areas of research:

  • professional learning
  • education leadership
  • multi-professional practice, learning and development

Applicants may find it helpful to look at the nature of current research in the School as represented at - though they should not feel limited by this.

The successful candidate will work with School of Education colleagues who are collegial and collaborative.  They may by negotiation teach an average of up to 6 hours a week in a relevant area, or engage with colleagues in, or to support other, research activity. Studentship Holders are expected to be resident in close proximity to the University of Hertfordshire for the whole term of their Research Studentship.

Applicants should have at least an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be advantageous.

The studentship is offered on a full-time basis for three years, starting on 4th January 2016. It will provide a tax free bursary of £14,057 per annum and cover the University tuition fees for UK/EU students (international students must pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees, an additional £7,050 for 2015). Additional funding to support the research will also be available.

Deadline for applications: 10.a.m. 21st October, 2015. Interviews will be on 29th or 30th October, 2015.

Applicant Requirements

Completed UH application form, including two academic references;

Research Proposal  This should be of approximately 2000 words and include: Rationale for the topic of study; Research aims; Methods; Contribution to knowledge and practice. The proposal will be a useful basis for discussion at the interview, and would typically be changed in the process of its continuing development by the successful candidate. The proposal should be submitted by email with the application form, in MS Word format.

Copies of degree certificates (please bring to interview).

A copy of your passport (please bring to interview).

Application Details

For an application form and the degree schedule see:

For enquiries regarding research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire, including Notes of Guidance for Applicants, please email Dr Janice Turner

For enquiries concerning the studentship, please email Dr Roger Levy, Associate Dean, Research, School of Education

Please send completed applications to both Dr Janice Turner  and Dr Roger Levy

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