Please spread the word about research studentships for doctoral studies currently being offered at Middlesex. Note that the deadline for applications is 22 March 2013 – only three weeks from today.
I am personally anxious to recruit some new doctoral students who will study under my supervision. This is a wonderful opportunity and I hope some strong candidates will apply.
These are fully-funded doctoral student positions in law and criminology, including all fields related to human rights: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/research/applications/fees/bursaries/law-crim.aspx
The positions are offered on a full-time basis and cover a maintenance award and fee payments (at the UK/EU rate). The Scholarships are for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The level of the maintenance element of the Scholarships is linked to the level of corresponding awards made by UK research councils and is subject to regular review. Maintenance payments for 2012/13 are £15,590 per annum (including London weighting). The studentship bursaries are free of both tax and national insurance contributions.
In addition to work on the doctoral research project, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to associated activities within the School of Law.
Applicants must have a minimum of a first or an upper second class honours degree or equivalent, and preferably a good masters degree, in a relevant area. If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (paper-based), 231 (computer-based).
How to apply
Applicants should submit a completed application form and a CV (including the names of 2 academic referees) plus a personal statement explaining your interest in the project area you have chosen and any relevant experience or knowledge that you may have. The statement should be approx. 1,500 words in length.
Candidates who are interested in studying under my supervision would be advised to provide me with a draft statement well before the deadline date so that I can provide feedback and perhaps make helpful recommendations. But please understand that you should not expect a prompt reply if you send me your draft the day before the deadline. Do this soon.
Application forms, CVs and personal statements should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I repeat: Deadline for applications is 22 March 2013.