PhD Studentship at the Department of Politics

University of Liverpool

*** DEADLINE 29 MAY 2023*** 

The Department of Politics invite applications for a PhD studentship for UK students (maintenance+fees) in any aspect of democratisation, nationalism, and ethnicity studies broadly understood. We particularly welcome applications relating to Eastern and Central Europe or comparative studies with other regions. The studentship starts from October 2023 (start date negotiable).

This PhD studentship is funded by the Bowes Chair endowment held by Professor Erika Harris and is intended for individuals of outstanding potential as future scholars and academic researchers, who wish to pursue a PhD degree at Liverpool. The criteria against which all applications will be evaluated, are the standard application criteria ( ) as well as research excellence of the proposed project and the existing academic achievements of each candidate. Applicants should have a good first degree and hold (or be about to complete) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

The studentship is for 3 years and covers maintenance of £17, 667.96 (subject to an inflationary increase in each year) and fees for UK students.

The University of Liverpool is one of Britain’s leading research institutions. The Department of Politics – where this studentship is located – produces research of international excellence in both British and International Politics. For more details about PhD study at Liverpool –

The department is also home to the  Europe and the World Centre that focuses on the diverse ways in which Europe is being refashioned through internal developments and interactions with the world outside.

We are particularly proud of the achievements of our postgraduate research students and appreciate their contribution to our dynamic research environment and our friendly department.

The selection process:

Please submit your initial proposal to the Politics Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Birte Gippert – [email protected] by29 May 2023. Please include the following:

  • Academic CV
  • MA transcript or partial transcript where the full transcript is not available yet (2:1 or above ).
  • Proposal of your intended research (4 A4 pages maximum, font 11), including project title, research question(s), gap or puzzle to be addressed, academic relevance, methodology, and references).

Short-listed candidates will be informed by the end of May and invited for zoom interview. Finally, the successful candidate will be invited to formal application via

Fulfilment of all criteria is a requirement for the formal offer. The department reserves the right not to make the offer if the full application shows the candidate cannot fulfil the formal criteria.

For further inquiries, please write to Prof. Erika Harris [email protected]

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