- Value: You may be eligible for funding through University or external research bodies. Browse through our funding schemes listings to find a suitable scholarship.
- Deadline: Applications accepted all year round
You can submit your own research proposal as part of an application for research degree study If you’d like to start your own research project, we strongly advise you to get in touch with a supervisor before writing a detailed application. They must be experts in the topic you’re interested in to ensure that your research is accurate and adding to current knowledge. When you contact a potential supervisor please be prepared to discuss your area of research, proposed topic and research interests.
Our work in this area has a particular focus on forced labour, particularly amongst migrants and asylum seekers and more generally about the precarious lives of vulnerable groups. We are also interested in understanding and challenging the proliferation of carceral and detention approaches to manage migration and more broadly the increasing fortressing of everyday life.
If you have a project in mind, we strongly encourage you to find and contact a potential supervisor who will be able to advise you. Once you’ve discussed your research with a suitable supervisor you’ll be asked to write a research proposal for your application.
Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship research cluster
The Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship research cluster aims to understand the complexities of social (in)justice and citizenship at different geographical and temporal scales and contribute to efforts at achieving a radically fairer world. We have a track record for internationally relevant, engaged and impactful research which is often co-produced with academic and non-academic partners, such as public bodies, NGOs, community groups, campaigners and practitioners.
Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in the relevant subject area.
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.
How to apply
Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.
If you require any further information about the application process please contact Jacqui Manton e: email@example.com.