Newman University, Birmingham: Call for Applications for Home/EU PhD Studentships

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 £14,057 p.a.) with all fees paid.

The University supports world-leading and internationally-recognised research across a broad range of disciplines including History, Theology and Education Studies.

The School of Human Sciences is issuing an open call for applications but is particularly interested in applications on:

* Scriptural interpretations of history, biblicism

* Catholic emancipation literature

* The Oxford Movement

* Presbyterianism in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland

* Early modern travel and conversion narratives in the Atlantic World

* Print, manuscript and oral cultures

* Temperance

* Early Church and Old Testament studies

We encourage interested applicants to discuss their ideas with a potential supervisor and consult the information on staff research in the University’s academic subjects at

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


* Deadline for applications: Monday 23 October 2015
* Interviews: week commencing Monday 2 November 2015
* Commencement of Studentship: 1 February 2016

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