The Hugh Goddard Ph.D Studentships

Edinburgh University is announcing the Hugh Goddard Ph.D International Studentships to eligible Students in the United Kingdom and EU. The educational award is open to the UK and EU students starting their Ph.D. programme in January 2022. The University of Edinburgh offers all the courses for the PhD level progamme. The deadline for the scholarship application is September 3th, 2021.

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About the Hugh Goddard Ph.D Studentship

The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is offering The Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship in Inter-Religious Relations in a Globalised Muslim World, for a January 2022 start. The studentship is named in honour of the Founding Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre in recognition of his ground-breaking work on Islam and inter-religious relations.

This is a fixed-term, three-year studentship, ideal for students who have recently completed a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Politics and International Relations, Area Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography).

The theme of the research is contemporary interactions between Muslim religious actors, or Muslim communities more generally (be they the majority population or a minority), and other religious or non-religious actors or communities. We are particularly looking for projects that can link up local community dynamics to global, international, or transnational actors, ideas, or practices circulating in the contemporary context. The empirical cases and themes of the study area for you to choose and define. 

The supervisory team will be led by Professor Frederic Volpi at the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre with additional supervisors from other Schools and Departments with relevant expertise on the selected research project. The award of the Studentship is conditional on the successful candidate applying and being accepted onto a relevant PhD programme in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Degree Level: 

Hugh Goddard Ph.D. International Studentships in the UK are made available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Edinburgh.

Available Courses:

Politics and International Relations, Area Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography

Scholarship Benefits:

The studentship will cover the required tuition fee and an annual stipend £15,690 for the 2021-2022 academic year, increasing in line with UKRI rates.

Eligible Nationalities:

The application is open to students from the UK and EU.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria

  • A UK 2:1 Honours degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or their international equivalents
  • Proven research skills
  • Ability to undertake research that may involve both the study of texts and engaging with individuals and communities
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

How to Apply:

  • For grasping the opportunity, students have to take admitted to the PhD degree coursework at the university. After that, they can achieve this funding position.
  • Supporting Documents: You must submit supporting documents, including
  • A one-page covering letter
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A research proposal of 2000 words (for guidelines see here)
  • A sample paper of 2000 words (this can be excerpts from a thesis, article, blog post, etc.)
  • Two references
  • Academic transcripts
  • Admission Requirements: For being admitted, you need to meet entry requirements for each qualification you plan to study.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, then you must submit a copy of a recent English language test certificate or provide details of when you are going to take the test. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be able to study at the university. IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) or TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)


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