PhD Studentship in Human Geography at the Department of Geography for the students of UK/EU and International at University of Leicester, UK 2012
Study Subject(s):Human Geography
Scholarship Provider: Department of Geography – University of Leicester
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours
degree (or equivalent qualification) in geography or a social science
discipline relevant to the project (such as media studies or education)
and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements.
It is expected that applicants should hold, or expect to hold by October
2012, a Masters degree or equivalent qualification demonstrating
excellent research aptitude.
-Those who do not hold the standard
academic entry requirements should in the first instance contact the
Department of Geography for advice. Mature students who do not hold the
standard entry qualifications but who have relevant experience are
strongly encouraged to apply.
-This studentship is open to suitable
UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Please note
though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only.
International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition
fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can
fund the difference in tuition fee rates.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: UK/EU and International
his research studentship will fill these research gaps by examining the
variegated pedagogic uses of social media by a differentiated group of
postgraduate international students in the British Higher Education
sector. This work is imperative given the staggering growth in the use
of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and their
entwinement in everyday life in 2012 and is particularly significant at
this ‘moment’ in time as the landscape of British Higher Education is
undergoing many significant political changes. So the underlying
interest in the studentship is to bridge the gap in the technology
literature on the international postgraduate student experience and in
the internationalisation literature on the role that social media play
in contemporary pedagogic practices. Additionally, in thinking about the
way that we think about internationalisation and pedagogy, the
studentship will seek to contribute to theoretical and policy debates
about these important concepts.
How to Apply: Online, Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: 03 August 2012
Further Scholarship Information and Application