A great funding opportunity in the UK for someone wanting to do doctoral research on the use of the Bible in schools. Well done Newman and Bible Society!

Newman Studentships

PhD Studentship in the Use of the Bible in Schools

Newman University College Birmingham, in conjunction with the Bible Society, is offering a full fees PhD Studentship from 1 October 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The studentship is open to UK and EU applicants, and is available on either a part-time or full-time basis. It will cover all tuition fees for up to three years of study (full-time) or up to six years (part-time), subject to the successful applicant making satisfactory progress in their studies; if the student takes longer to complete the PhD, he/she will be liable to pay additional fees.

Applicants must have a good first degree (1st class or 2.1) in Theology, Biblical Studies, or a subject closely related to the research topic, and an MA or MTh or other relevant postgraduate degree. Applicants will need to demonstrate clear evidence of the skills necessary to undertake independent research (e.g. details of research methods modules undertaken and/or successful dissertations completed). Those who are invited for interview will be asked to supply in advance samples of their previous written work.

The successful candidate will be free to negotiate with the supervisory team a specific research focus within the general area of the Use of the Bible in Schools. Applicants should provide in the relevant section of the application form a draft research proposal outlining the aspect(s) of this subject which they are interested in studying, and this will form an important part of the selection process.

Newman University College has particular research strengths in the areas of Biblical Studies and Education, and our postgraduate students benefit from a high level of individual support and dedicated office space. For further information about Newman’s research environment or the Theology subject area and its staff, please visit our website:http://www.newman.ac.uk/research/432.

The application form should be returned by post or email to:

John Howard
Graduate School Administrator
Newman University College
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
Birmingham B32 3NT
E-mail: john.howard@newman.ac.uk
Tel.: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2246

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 18 June 2012; interviews to be held on Monday 2 July 2012. 

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