School of Law, Politics and Sociology

LPS Doctoral Scholarships

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and motivated individuals to take up new PhD studentship opportunities in the School of Law Politics and Sociology.

Scholarships, in the form of full fee waivers, are available from September 2016 for a period of three years. There may also be an exceptional stipend of approximately £14,500 awarded to the best PhD applicant in the School.

To apply for a PhD scholarship:

Step 1

Apply for your PhD course at Sussex by Monday 14 March 2016

Step 2

When you have submitted an application for your course, complete the scholarship application form and submit to Lindsey Allen-Cavell by Monday 9 May 2016.

Proposals

Outline proposals are sought in any fields where supervision can be arranged within the School. 

The School is home to national and international expertise and keen to encourage applications in the following areas:

Law
  • Environmental law
  • Commercial law
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility
  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • International criminal law
  • International investment law
  • Media law
  • Human rights law
  • Islamic law
  • European law
  • Biodiversity and law
  • Financial law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Internet law
Politics
  • European politics
  • International comparative politics
  • Comparative public policy
  • Representative and party politics
  • British politics
  • Migration politics and policy
  • Politics of corruption
Sociology
  • Criminal justice
  • Violence and trangression
  • Childhood
  • Generation and new ageing populations
  • Care
  • Gender politics
  • Body and inequalities
  • Health, medicine, science and technology
  • Surveillance
  • Migration and human rights
  • Identity and everyday life
  • Social theory
  • Political sociology and alternative societies

Cross-disciplinary areas of research expertise within the School of Law, Politics and Sociology include: corruption and governance; migration, citizenship and ethnicity; European integration; gender and inequality; human rights; medicine and health; comparative public policy; and criminology. Applications linked to the School’s research centres are particularly welcome: the Sussex European Institute; the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption and Governance; the Centre for Gender Studies; and the Sussex Centre for Human Rights.

Other topics linked to the expertise of a particular faculty member are also welcome.

Applicants may consult the following web pages for up-to-date information on current supervisory interests of faculty: 

Potential applicants who wish to discuss their research plans are welcome to contact departmental research student convenors:

Law

Professor Lindsay Stirton
E: L.Stirton@sussex.ac.uk

Politics

Dr James Hampshire
E: J.A.Hampshire@sussex.ac.uk

Sociology

Dr Laura Morosanu
E: L.Morosanu@sussex.ac.uk

Applying

To apply, you must have submitted an official online application for a place to study for the relevant PhD course at Sussex by Monday 14 March 2016. 

The deadline for receipt of completed scholarship application forms is 4pm, Monday 9 May 2016.

If you have any queries, please contact Lindsey Allen-Cavell (Lindsey.Cavell@sussex.ac.uk).