Friday, 6 July 2012

2012 PhD Studentship in Human Geography at University of Leicester, UK

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
Course Level:PhD
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
Scholarship Description: 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

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