Funding: Fully funded (UK/EU/International students)

Project code: EDSO5130220

Department: School of Education and Sociology

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

This studentship belongs to ‘Transforming Portsmouth’, a cross-university interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide actionable evidence to underpin Portsmouth’s transformation to a sustainable city.  Portsmouth faces multiple challenges related to climate, economy and environment.

The programme will draw evidence from around the world to really make an impact in Portsmouth. Through early and ongoing engagement with key local agencies, Portsmouth residents, and leading international organisations, the programme will use global excellence to meet local needs.

The PhD will be supervised by Dr Catherine Carroll-Meehan and Professor Steve Fletcher.

The scholarship covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years. Scholarship recipients will also receive up to £3,000 for research project costs/consumables during the duration of the programme.

The work on this project could involve:

  • Exploring the role played by universities in effecting transformational change at a city scale
  • Managing organisational change in universities to best enable them to offer leadership to address sustainability challenges
  • Working with key stakeholders to explore perceptions about sustainability to and enact recommendations leading to culture change and enhanced awareness of sustainability and local responses to global challenges

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific candidate requirements

We are seeking someone with awareness of organisational culture and leadership styles (ideally in universities) and of the global sustainability agenda. Some experience of participatory and creative approaches to research would be welcome and you should have an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International students.

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

Please see our website for how to apply:
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