2 PhD Studentships: Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oxford Brookes University (UK) - Deadline: May 9, 2012

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oxford Brookes University is looking for strong
candidates for two, three year, full-time Ph.D. studentships. For successful candidates the home/EU fee
will be paid by the University and students will receive an annual stipend of £7000 for three years
beginning in 2012/13. The studentships are open to both home/EU and International students, but
International applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the
home/EU and International research degree fees each year for the duration of the award.
The studentships are intended for candidates, who will pursue Ph.D. research that falls within the
following research areas (this list is not exclusive and applications in other research areas are also

• History of Societies, Governance and Culture
•History of Medicine and Welfare
• History of Art: Material and Political Cultures
• Philosophy, Cognition and Behaviour
• Religion, Belief and Humanism

As a successful applicant, you will join a supportive and research-active Department. In the RAE 2008,
90% research in the Department was judged to be of International quality and 65% of this world-leading.
Eligibility: We are looking to recruit candidates of the highest quality, with the capability of submitting a
Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. The successful candidates are expected to have completed, or be in the
process of completing, a relevant Masters degree. The Studentship holders may also be required to
complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Candidates should also be
able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 9th May.
Interview date: Interviews will be held from the week commencing Monday 28th May.
Start date: 17th September 2012.

How to apply: To request an application pack and for further details of how to apply, please contact the
Research Administrator, Charmian Hearne:
Email: chearne@brookes.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484998
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