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50 PhD Studentships at Kingston University

Kingston University has established an international reputation for high quality, innovative research and is now seeking to make a substantial investment in 50 new PhD studentships available for 2011/12.

The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University.

Available subject areas

We are looking for students with expertise that matches our areas of research excellence. Applications are invited from qualified individuals in the following areas:

Art, Design and Architecture

  • Contemporary fine art practice
  • Design practice/design
  • Urban spaces and the interior
  • Representing migration
  • Digital media
  • Sustainable property investment

Find out more about research in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

Arts and Social Sciences

  • Modern European philosophy
  • Culture, media and unconscious
  • Cyber fraud
  • Early modern literature and culture
  • Creative writing

Find out more about research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Business and Law

  • Small business and entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Criminal justice and youth justice
  • Environmental law and sustainability

Find out more about research in the Business School and Law School.

Health and Social Care Sciences

  • Long term conditions
  • Health exercise and rehabilitation

Find out more about research in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences.

Science, Engineering and Computing

  • Biotechnology, diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Modelling complex physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Environment and geological sciences
  • Materials and nanotechnology
  • Wireless communications and applications
  • Sustainable energy
  • Complex physical systems dynamics
  • Computer vision and image processing

Find out more about research in Science; Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics; and Engineering.

Funding details

Three different types of studentship are available:

  • Stipend plus fees (full-time tuition fees at Home/EU level and a stipend at UK Research Council rates (£15,590pa) for a period of up to three years).
  • Fees only (full-time tuition fees at Home/EU level for a period of up to three years)
  • Part funded (full-time tuition fees Home/EU level plus a contribution towards a stipend for a period of up to three years)

Eligibility

Applicants should hold a minimum of UK honours degree at 2:1 level or equivalent, though preference will be given to applicants who hold a masters degree.

Only full-time candidates will be considered due to funding constraints.

How to apply

Initial enquiries may be made by email to the Graduate Research School at grstudentships@kingston.ac.uk.

Applications should include:

  • a Studentship Application Form (PDF) form available soon;
  • a Reference Form (PDF) with two references form available soon;
  • transcripts; and
  • a project proposal of 5001,000 words.

Applications and references should be emailed to grstudentships@kingston.ac.uk or posted to:

Graduate Research School
Kingston University
River House, 5357 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 1LQ

Please note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants sending their documents by post are advised to use registered post to ensure delivery by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

Closing date and interviews

The closing date for receipt of fully completed applications is 12.00noon on Monday 20 June 2011.

Interviews will be held between 1 and 15 July 2011.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 20 June 2011

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