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European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

The Master’s
The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41 prestigious universities and human rights centres from all member states of the European Union. Please find the formal Call for Applications here

The programme is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course and an outstanding mix of theory and practice and higher education, preparing students for careers in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies and academia.

To apply for the programme, click here.

IPD International Summer Programmes

Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Security and Intercultural Dialogue

Baar, Switzerland 

International Summer Academy: 09 – 19 August, 2016 and 19 – 29 August, 2016

3 Month CAS – Research Program: 09 August – 06 November, 2016


IPD Academic Programs: Theory – Practice – Research – Exchange – Networking – Contribute

For more information click here

Are you a post-grad or early career researcher? Then we want you!

The BSA Citizenship Study Group and the ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship are organising a two-day event organised around a series of keynote talks and paper presentations on Political Citizenship and Social Movements at the University of Portsmouth, 27-28 June 2016

They would especially welcome abstract submissions from postgraduate and early career
researchers as well as established researchers. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to
present their paper and 10 minutes each for questions.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and include title, author, affiliation, current
position and contact email. To submit an abstract, please click HERE no later than
Tuesday 1st March 2016.

Registration is free, but delegates must register. Lunch and refreshments will be

Registration will be open after the decision on abstracts is released.

More details here.

PhD Scholarships – School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

We have an outstanding reputation for our commitment to research that shapes lives and society. As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence, the School of Social Sciences  will be offering up to 10 fully-funded PhD bursary places.  The scholarships will pay UK / EU fees* and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £14,057 for academic year 2015/16) for up to three years. The scholarships are due to commence in October 2015.


The bursaries are for excellent candidates who intend to work on specific projects; Politics-related projects include:

  • The Human Subject and Attitudes to Nature – Dr Ros Hague
  • A Critical Analysis of the challenges to the transition from State Owned to Private Owned Enterprises in Modernising states – Dr Liam McCarthy
  • A Critical Analysis of Counter-Radicalisation Policy in Europe and/or the Middle East – Dr Chris Baker-Beall
  • The Political Economy of Energy Security and Nuclear Energy Proliferation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Dr Imad El-Anis
  • Young people and political (dis)engagement – Professor Matt Henn

For more information about the PhD Scholarships and for specific projects available in the School of Social Sciences, please visit


The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 11 December 2015.


*Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful non-EU candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2015/16 are £12,300 for non-EU students and £4,052 for UK/EU students)

APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship in Philosophy – £14,057 plus £4,096 fees p.a.

We have the following exciting opportunity to study full-time for a PhD, while undertaking teaching and research and editorial responsibilities within the Philosophy discipline area, in SPIRE (School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment) within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
SPIRE has a strong track record of research excellence, as recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). 100% of research returned to the REF2014 Philosophy panel was assessed as at least international standard, with over half (57%) judged to be World Leading or Internationally Excellent.
The successful candidate’s doctoral project will be on a topic in the area of Kantian Studies. The topic can be in any of the areas of scholarship related to the work of Immanuel Kant – for instance, Kant’s practical philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, legal philosophy, philosophy of religion), Kant’s theoretical philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind or logic), Kant’s teleology (including philosophy of art and aesthetics or philosophy of biology), or Kant’s philosophy of history or anthropology.
The studentship is part-sponsored by the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation (APRA) in Berlin, and as such, the student will be required to undertake editorial and other research duties required by Professor Adrian Piper and the Foundation. These may include, but are not limited to the area of Kantian Studies.
The student will join the recently created Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian Research Centre (KOSAK) and will be supervised by Dr Sorin Baiasu, with possible joint supervision from colleagues at Oxford University of University of St Andrews.
The post is for a maximum of 180 hours per annum. This will normally involve contributing to no more than 6 hours per week of teaching, editorial or other duties relating to APRA. The post will commence on 1 October 2015 and can only be held in conjunction with full-time PhD study.
Application Information
£2,052 GTA salary pa
£12,005 Stipend pa
£4,052 Tuition fee waiver pa
The total package is worth £18,109 per year. You will receive a salary/stipend of £14,057 per year for three years. Overseas (non-EU) students will be eligible, but will need to cover the difference between EU and international fees.
Applications should comprise of a PhD application form, including a personal statement re-garding suitability for the APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Teaching Scholarship position. For further particulars, job description, person specification and application form see:…/choosingaresearchdeg…/studentships/
Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Sorin Baiasu to discuss their project plans before applying,, telephone 01782 733364.
Enquiries about the application process should be directed to the Postgraduate Administrator, Helen Farrell at or 01782 733641.
The closing date for this role is Friday 18 September 2015