30 March 2011

NOTICE: PhD Studentship in History (Nottingham Trent University)

Nottingham Trent University has announced a PhD Studentship in History.

One of the areas sought is 'Modern British legal history, with a focus on the legal process and the courts in action, with a particular interest in the development of the modern judiciary since c1840' or 'modern British
crime history, particularly (but not exclusively) the history of the summary courts' (Dr Judith Rowbotham,

The details are:

The School of Arts and Humanities invites applications from well qualified candidates, who have or expect to graduate with good first degrees or Masters level qualifications, to undertake doctoral study in History.

Research in History is rich and diverse; with staff conducting internationally recognised and world leading research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 75% of research within History was judged to be of international quality.

The Graduate School offers a multidisciplinary research culture with a thriving postgraduate community and well-established staff/student research seminars. Students are supported by a training course in Research Practice, which provides a grounding in the methodologies and research skills that are essential to the professional researcher.

One fully-funded studentship is available. The studentship will pay UK / EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (£13,590 per annum for 2010/11) for up to three years. International candidates are welcome to apply but, if successful, will be liable for the difference between Home/EU tuition fees and International tuition fees each year. In 2010/11, this is £7,034 and is likely to rise each year. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for international candidates without a higher degree from a UK HE institution is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 560/iBT 94-95.

The School’s website contains information about research in History (

The closing date for applications is 9.00 GMT on Friday 6th May 2011.

For further information about the studentship in History and for an application pack please contact the Graduate School (Arts & Science) on telephone +44 (0)115 848 6321 or via email For informal discussions on research proposals, please contact the relevant supervisor directly.

The University has also recently announced the Vice Chancellor’s PhD studentships. Information about these studentships may be found on the Nottingham Trent University website ( The closing date for the Vice Chancellor’s PhD studentships is earlier, 9.00 GMT on Monday 18th April 2011.

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