To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the University of Winchester is offering two exciting studentship opportunities to Home/EU students.

The anniversary studentships are available within the Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, and in the Centre for Information Rights.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research.

The WCRRP is a vibrant and rapidly developing research centre that examines the role faith-based organisations, religious leaders and faith communities can play in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes. With a specific focus on practice-based research, this is an exciting opportunity to work in an area of academia that has the potential to make a significant and tangible impact on people directly affected by conflict around the world.

The Centre for Information Rights (CIR) is a vibrant and rapidly developing research centre within the Department of Law. The CIR examines the overlap between information and privacy law, and new technologies and methods of data analysis. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. ONS’s Big Data team provides a leading role exploring the potential of Big Data and associated methods and technologies within Government, including work involving Twitter data, web scraping of prices and data from mobile phones.

Entry Qualifications

Applicants must hold a first class or upper second Bachelor’s degree in a relevant arts or social science subject and/or a Master’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) and be able to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate initial research training.

Students who hold Master’s level qualifications from outside the UK must send copies of their diplomas and copies of their transcripts to the PGR team at the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre (with a certified translation into English of their transcript if this is not in English).

Application process

  • The deadline for applications is 28 February 2016
  • Interviews to be held in the second week of March 2016
  • Awards commence on 1 April 2016 and are for up to three years full-time. Annual renewal of the studentship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • The successful applicant for each studentship will be required to attend a two-day induction event (date TBA).

Please complete Form A (see below) and initially email it to us, followed by a hard copy posted to:

Kay Carter
Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre
Master’s Lodge
University of Winchester
Winchester SO22 4NR

  • Form A– Project Proposal (including names and addresses of two academic referees)

For more information about the studentships or how to apply, see here.