Posted on: 7 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
PhD – The Transition to Secondary School for Young People from Economically Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Primary supervision will be provided by Professor Megan Treanor, however, Informal enquiries should be directed to the second supervisor, Dr Glen Bramley.
Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters with merit/distinction (or equivalent). Scholarships will be awarded by competitive merit, taking into account the academic ability of the applicant.
Please complete our online application form. Please select PhD programme Urban Studies within the application and include the project reference, title and supervisor names on your application. Applicants who do not include these details on their application may not be considered.
Please also provide a written proposal, at 3-5 A4 pages, outlining how you would approach the research project. You will also be required to upload a CV, a copy of your degree certificate and relevant transcripts and one academic reference. You must also provide proof of your ability in the English language (if English is not your mother tongue or if you have not already studied for a degree that was taught in English). We require an IELTS certificate showing an overall score of at least 6.5 with no component scoring less than 6.0 or a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 90 points.
Applicants MUST be available to start the course of study in October 2019.
Scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £14,999 for the 36 month duration of the project.