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Postgraduate Research Funding; Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes Campus

Full-time studentship £13,590 per annum Ref: RD/SS/18
Full-time or part-time fee waivers Ref: RD/SS/19

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for one full-time PhD studentship for three years and up to two full-time (three years) or part-time (six years) PhD fee waivers commencing October 2014.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research in fields such as human geography, culture, citizenship, identities, governance, criminology and international development and innovation. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission. Our research is supported by a number of University Research Centres of Excellence as well as by our six academic departments.

Further details of our PhD programme and information on how to apply can be found on the following site

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 in their first degree, a relevant masters degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas…

• Changing cultures and environments
• Citizenship and critical policy analysis
• Cultural economy, markets and finance
• Identities, subjectivities and the psycho-social

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.

Closing date Wednesday 30th April at 5 pm.

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RD/SS/18 or RD/SS/19


Department Secretary, Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes. Permanent, 17.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday (working afternoons)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Faculty of Social Sciences providing administrative and secretarial support to academics, research staff and postgraduate students within the Psychology and Sociology Departments.

You will work flexibly under the direction of the Support Manager to ensure there is efficient and effective cover across the two departments. You will have strong secretarial/office skills, good attention to detail and the ability to take responsibility for tasks, meeting deadlines and solving problems as they arise.

You will be a confident communicator, as well as being organised, able to work methodically, with good budgetary and IT abilities. Having a pro-active approach to work, a professional and collegiate manner and enjoying a diverse range of duties is also essential.

Closing date: noon Thursday 01 May 2014
Interview date: Monday 19 May 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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£20,972- £23,585 pro rata p.a.