Call for Applications: PhD Studentships at Newman University

Call for Applications for Home/EU PhD Studentships (2014-15) to commence February 2015

Newman University aspires to be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for the quality of its research and scholarship. As part of the University’s continued commitment to supporting the most promising students to undertake in depth postgraduate research, applications are invited for three fully-funded PhD Studentships for 3 years (full-time) for UK or EU students. The studentship includes a subsistence grant in line with the recommendations of the UK research Councils (£13,863 p.a. for 2014-15) with all fees paid. Further Home/EU PhD Studentships are expected to be available to commence in October 2015.

The University supports nationally and internationally recognised research across a broad range of disciplines (predominantly Sport, Psychology, Education and the Humanities) and applications are welcome in any of these areas. Details of the core research interests and supervision areas can be found at the Newman University website.

Interested applicants may wish to discuss their ideas with a potential supervisor and should consult the information on staff research in the University’s academic subjects on the Newman website. Informal academic enquiries may also be made to the Director of the Graduate School, Prof. Mairtin Mac an Ghaill (

Applicants are expected to possess a Master’s Degree with Merit or Distinction from a UK University, or an equivalent qualification.

Further information and the application form are available on the Newman website

Please note that Newman University offers PhDs in partnership with Liverpool Hope University (who are the awarding institution) by whose regulations successful applicants will be bound. Visit the Liverpool Hope website for full details.

Studentships Timescale

  1. Deadline for applications – Monday 13th
  2. Interviews – Week commencing Monday 27th
  3. Notification of Outcome – No later than Friday 7th
  4. Commencement of studentship – 2nd February 2015

The key criteria for selection and appointment will be:

  • record of academic excellence of the candidate;
  • availability of supervisory expertise and capacity;
  • quality of project proposal;
  • research skills and training;
  • spread of recruitment.