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PhD Scholarship Positions at St Marry University College

St Mary’s has fostered the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of its students to assist them to have successful careers and flourishing lives since its foundation in 1850. Our beautiful campus is situated in the grounds of the historic Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, in close proximity to the National Archives in Kew and with easy access to central London.

Under its new Principal, Prof Philip Esler, St Mary’s will strengthen its mission to create new knowledge and to engage in activities in support of social cohesion and economic development in this exciting period of change for UK higher education.

St Mary’s provides a supportive and diverse environment for research students with a thriving postgraduate community and high levels of student satisfaction. There is a co-ordinated institutional postgraduate research student programme, with regular activities at University College and School level. In addition students have access to a range of research training seminars at the University of Surrey, and a wide range of provision across London-based institutions.

Studentship Areas: Applications are invited for PhD studentships at St Mary’s University College for 2011 in the following areas:

School of Education – three full-time scholarships in the areas of Religious Education, Physical Education, Sustainable Education, or Educational Leadership

Contact – Dr Lorna Goodwin – email goodwinl@smuc.ac.ukTel 0208 240 4084

School of Human Sciences – one full-time scholarship in the area of physiology or biomechanics of distance running

Contact – Dr Neil Bezodis – email bezodisn@smuc.ac.ukTel 0208 240 4328

School of Communication, Culture and Creative Arts – three part-time scholarships in the areas of: second language acquisition; anime/animation studies; gender representation in visual culture; horror, science fiction and cult film and television; audiences and fan cultures; CCTV and surveillance/crime and the media; popular music and counter culture; visual culture in Ireland

Contact – Prof Pauline Foster – email fosterp@smuc.ac.ukTel 0208 240 4157

School of Management and Social Sciences – three full-time scholarships in the areas of interpersonal relationships; psychology of religion; emotions; clinical hypnosis; intergenerational relationships; grandparenthood; effects of technology on children’s cognitive and social development; experimental psychology in the area of action and perception; areas of developmental psychology and cognitive psychology

Contact – Dr Wendy Smith – email smithw@smuc.ac.ukTel 0208 240 4328

Application Process: Please complete an application form and return it to the address below along with the following:

  • 2,000 word proposal (see application form for guidelines);
  • Names of two academic referees. Please ensure that referees have been contacted in advance of your application;
  • Copies of the highest qualification that you list on your application.

Claire Tapia
Academic Affairs Co-ordinator
Room B3
St Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham
TW1 4SX

tapiac@smuc.ac.uk

Only those short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Information on the Application Process: Contact Claire Tapia on 020 8240 4164 or at tapiac@smuc.ac.uk

Application Deadline : 30 March 2011

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