Are you a graduated student willing to experience an in-depth analysis in the human rights field in the UK? The University of Sussex gives you this great opportunity: apply now and don’t miss it!
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Organization: The University of Sussex is a leading education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex university was founded in the 1960s and received its Royal Charter in 1961. Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which claimed that over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The University of Sussex has over 14,000 students of which over a third are postgraduates. Furthermore, creative thinking, pedagogic variety, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental values for Sussex education whose goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life
Duty station: Falmer, near Brighton, in the South of England
Open to: International Students with required qualifications
Timeframe: The duration varies depending on whether a MPhil or a PhD is chosen. Generally:
- a MPhil lasts three years time if full time and four years time if part time. It goes less in depth than a PhD and the final degree title is Master of Philosophy
- a PhD lasts four years if full time and six years if part time
Deadline: Also the deadline varies depending on the period chosen for starting the degree and on the registration opening time which are three during the year:
- in December for the January session
- in April for the May session
- early September for the September session
Job description: Candidates will be involved in the human rights research field beyond a narrow legalistic approach also dealing with expert faculty and exploring how humans are socially embedded in wider processes of poverty, violence, identity, globalisation and the emergence of global forms of governance.
Candidates will also benefit from strong international networks within the university during their activities
Qualifications: Candidates must fulfill the following required qualifications:
- A Master degree in a discipline relevant to the Human Rights research area. Applicants should also submit an outline research proposal (four to five pages) indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the research project
- IELTS 6.5 final score with not less than 6.0 in each section
- An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent international qualification
Wage: Not specified
Application process: Candidates can apply for up to three postgraduate programmes. If applying for more than one degree, candidates must submit a research proposal specific to each area of study he or she applies for.
Candidates are required to submit the following documents for the application:
- Research proposal
- Undergraduate or Masters degree certificate (if available)
- Two academic references (one of the references must be from your most recent university)
If the undergraduate or Masters degree certificate is not written in English, candidates must submit a certified English translation of it. In case of being an international student applying for a science or engineering-based programme, candidates may need approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) to be accepted
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Edited by Marco Berardini