Funded PhD Studentships at Loughborough University, UK

Applications are invited for funded postgraduate research studentships in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University.

Applications are invited for funded studentships in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University. Internationally renowned for its research excellence, the University has a vibrant research student community of around 1200 students supported by a £6 million annual investment. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, every department was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with many regarded as ‘world leading’. Comfortably ranked in the top 20 of all major university league tables, the University was voted The Times Higher Education ‘Best Student Experience’ in England for six years running.

In human geography, we have led intellectual agendas in ‘Children, Youth and Families <> ’ research, and have developed distinctive contributions to knowledge on ‘Migration, Identity and the State’ <> . Inter-disciplinarity, and a commitment to the co-production of knowledge with non-academic partners, are hallmarks of our work, giving geographical research at Loughborough a meaningful role in contemporary debates about social and environmental futures

Before submitting an application, you must contact the School to discuss your proposal and ensure that it relates to School staff expertise. Please feel free to email or ring any member of human geography staff who you think could oversee your work.  We are a friendly bunch and more than happy to chat to you about your application. Details of how to apply can be found here: For enquiries about the application process, please contact Sandie Duddle (

Funding and eligibility

The studentships are open to graduates with backgrounds in relevant disciplines and who are articulate, well qualified and highly motivated. The minimum entry qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £13,726 per annum for a period of three years plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Note: International (non EU) students may apply but due to funding restrictions will need to find the difference in fees between those for a ‘UK/EU’ and ‘international’ student themselves. Non UK applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements, details available here:

The candidate will be expected to register for 1st April 2014.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd February 2014.