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City University London invests in academic excellence with up to 75 new Doctoral Studentships

City is continuing its investment in academic excellence by offering up to 75 fully-funded, full-time, three-year Doctoral Studentships commencing in October 2011.
by Luke Nava

75 fully-funded Doctoral Studentships are being offered by City University London as part of its continuing investment in academic excellence. The Studentships will be full-time for three years to commence in October 2011.

Applications are sought from exceptional UK and overseas graduates and are particularly welcome in the following areas:

  • business and management
  • computer science
  • cultural policy and management
  • economics
  • engineering and mathematics
  • food policy
  • information science
  • international politics
  • language and communication science
  • law, justice and journalism
  • music
  • nursing and midwifery
  • optometry and visual science
  • psychology
  • sociology.

The Studentships will fund tuition fees and a maintenance bursary of £15,000 per annum for 2011/12.

"Doctoral Studentships are vital to maintaining research excellence and developing the innovative ideas that drive the global economy. We are delighted to be creating these places at City and look forward to welcoming a new generation of world class researchers to London next year."

Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and International), City University London

Dimitrios Akrivos, a current recipient of a Doctoral Studentship from City's School of Social Sciences, adds: "This award, which I am very grateful for, has brought me one step closer to pursuing a career in academia and given me the chance to enjoy and make the most out of my University experience without constantly having to worry about the practicalities of the PhD journey."

Charlie Mayor, who is completing a PhD within City's School of Informatics, says: "I would recommend City to prospective students because of the diversity of people within its research community, its excellent central London location close to numerous major academic libraries, and its thoroughly modern complement of research interests."

Full details, including eligibility, application procedures and closing dates, can be found here.

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