News: Home/EU PhD Studentships 2015, Newman University

Deadline for applications: Monday 27 February 2015

Call for Applications for Home/EU PhD Studentships to commence October 2015
Newman University is delighted to invite applications for its latest Doctoral Studentship competition. As part of the University’s continued commitment to support the most promising researchers to undertake in-depth scholarship, applications are invited for a number of fully-funded PhD Studentships for three years (full-time) for UK or EU students.

The Studentship includes a subsistence grant in line with the recommendations of the UK research Councils (currently £13,863 p.a. for 2014-15) with all fees paid.

The University supports world-leading and internationally recognised research across a broad range of disciplines (including the Human Sciences, Sport, Psychology, Education and the Humanities) and applications are welcome in any of these areas. Details of the core research interests and supervision areas can be found at

The School of Human Sciences is particularly interested in applications on:

• Biblical Studies, and specifically the use of the Old Testament in the New
• Twentieth and twenty-first-century Black British literature
• Aspects of the French Revolution
• The social history of alcohol in seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe
• Social and religious history of early-modern Britain and Ireland
• Early modern travel narratives in the Atlantic World
• New Political History

Interested applicants should discuss their ideas with a potential supervisor and consult the information on staff research in the University’s academic subjects at

Informal enquiries may also be made to the Director of the Graduate School, Prof. Máirtín Mac an Ghaill (

Applicants are expected to possess a Master’s Degree with Distinction, or with a Distinction in the Dissertation, or an equivalent qualification.

The key criteria for selection and appointment will be:
• Record of academic excellence of the candidate;
• Availability of supervisory expertise and capacity;
• Quality of project proposal;
• Research skills and training;

Further information and the application form are available on:

Please note that Newman University offers its PhDs in partnership with Liverpool Hope University
(who are the awarding institution) by whose regulations successful applicants will be bound:

• Deadline for applications: Monday 27 February 2015
• Interviews: week commencing Monday 18 March 2015
• Commencement of Studentship: 5 October 2015

Download PDF here: Newman Scholarship Call 2015.


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