To encourage BAME students to consider academic research careers in our disciplines, the University of Hertfordshire invite applications from UK-based students who self-identify as BAME for a 3-year, fully-funded PhD studentship in History.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Hertfordshire|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Award Amount||Full tuition fee waiver for three years and a bursary at UK Research Council rates which for 2020-2021 will be £15,285|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Historical & Philosophical Studies, History|
|Opening date||January 15 2021|
|Closing date||February 08 2021|
The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Humanities is committed to supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students. BAME students are underrepresented at postgraduate research level within the School, only making up 8% of PhD students instead of 57% of undergraduate and 34% of postgraduate taught students. Across the sector, BAME individuals account for only 4.6% of academics in History.
There are many ways to increase diversity in research careers. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify with additional protected characteristics, those from areas with traditionally low participation in higher education, and people who are the first in their family to study at university.
Areas of supervisory expertise
We have diverse supervisory expertise and are in principle open to applications on any topic in History. Potential applicants may nonetheless wish to consider the research interests and expertise of the faculty. This includes, but is not limited to:
- twentieth-century Irish political History; twentieth-century everyday life; migration history; public History and heritage studies; histories of medicine and health; Australian history; twentieth-century international history; film and History; a history of women, gender and the family in the eighteenth century to the present; sexuality and religion in the Atlantic world; medicine and the body in the seventeenth century; the history of the supernatural, popular religion, and popular medicine in the early modern and modern periods; democratic and social movements and popular protest from the eighteenth century to the present; landscape and environmental heritage; urban History and town planning; gender, race and sexuality in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the British Empire; colonial South Asia; law and crime.
The deadline for applications isFebruary 08, 2021
To apply for this studentship, you must:
- Be permanently resident in the UK
- Hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above), and a Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline
- Self-identify as a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) student.
Full tuition fee waiver for three years and a bursary at UK Research Council rates which for 2020-2021 will be £15,285.
Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form
- A 2000-word research proposal
- Two academic references
- Copies of qualification certificates and transcripts
- A copy of your passport
- Certification of English language competence (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language.
Please send your application to [email protected] You should indicate that you wish to be considered for the 3-year studentship in the subject line of the email.