Sunday, March 25, 2007

[UK] MPhil/PhD Studentships in Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

10 Full MPhil/PhD Studentships School of Humanities and Social Sciencesincorporating The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HuSS) at the University of Exeter is pleased to offer 10 full studentships annually to students studying in the School, in addition to many externally funded awards supporting students from AHRC, ESRC, ORS and other privately endowed places.

For entry in 2007/08, each School award is provided to the value of £38,820, over three years. This provides successful candidates with direct payment of their tuition fees (at the standard UK rate), with a maintenance allowance to pay for accommodation and living expenses, and with payment for limited teaching and other duties contributed to their home discipline department. (International applicants should note that they will have to pay the difference between standard UK fees and international fees, in 2007-8 this will be £5,850.)

The awards are made to full-time students, are subject to enrolment and annual progression, and candidates are selected on academic merit. Only research applicants in receipt of an offer for the MPhil/PhD will be considered for an award, with a cut-off date of 17 June 2007 . The expectation is that all eligible students will also have made concurrent applications to the relevant Research Councils` competitive schemes for their discipline area (i.e., AHRC, ESRC). No separate application form is required.

In 2007/08, the School will make a minimum of 10 awards across the Humanities and Social Sciences departments:
  • 4 awards in History or Classics and Ancient History
  • 3 awards in Politics and International Relations
  • 1 award in Arab and Islamic Studies
  • 2 awards in Sociology, Philosophy, Theology
Innovative interdisciplinary awards are particularly welcomed given the close academic synergies supported throughout the School.

In addition to full studentships, the School offers a wide range of other packages of student support from tuition and living allowance assistance (value £31,620), tuition fee only assistance, and dedicated work packages for students hoping to combine work and study to further their education.

Awards are normally confirmed to successful candidates from mid July annually.

The School also operates an annual research expenses scheme to support students incidental expenses and conference travel during their studies, provides dedicated and shared workstations or laptops in new and refurbished facilities created in 2006/07, and provides approximately three quarters of a million pounds towards direct and indirect support for PhDs students annually as part of annual budget setting.

Full details of these awards, other funding assistance within the School and University, and contact details, advice and guidance on fundraising externally to support your studies is available at our dedicated website at:

The School is home to a large and active community of over 480 postgraduate students. Prospective students are invited to visit and to note that HuSS hosts a popular interdisciplinary graduate research conference annually, scheduled this year for the week beginning 28 May 2007. All academic units in the School have been rated 5 in the last RAE research assessment exercise and full details of staff supervision, departmental research interests and seminar series are available from our School website at and updated regularly. You may also contact the HuSS Graduate School Team for advice and support with your application:

Mrs Sarmishtha Ghosh
tel: 01392 26 4019


Ms Jane Clark
tel: 01392 26 4040


Ms Jacquie Fox
Tel: 01392 26 4490

Ring Jane, Sarmi, or Jacquie to find out more about studying with us.

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