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Research Postgraduate Funding in Theology & Religious Studies at Leeds 2016/17

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The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) at the University of Leeds is pleased to inform potential applicants for postgraduate study that it has available up to 18 fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK/EU students for 2016-17 entry.

Full details of all scholarships, upcoming deadlines (from 15 January 2016) and how to apply can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4386/phd_scholarships_at_the_school_of_philosophy_religion_and_history_of_science

Within the School of PRHS Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment for postgraduate research. The latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 placed Leeds TRS joint 3rd overall nationally and 1st for research outputs (publications).

Areas of supervision offered by TRS academic staff at Leeds are summarised below; for the full range of staff interests and expertise see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20049/theology_and_religious_studies/

Religion and Social Theory; Fieldwork and Ethnography

Contemporary Islam, Migration/Diasporas/Ethnicity, Interfaith Relations

South & South-East Asian Religions, African Religions

Gender, Development, Environment,

Philosophy of Religion, theological anthropology, modern Christian thought, Ethics, Political Theology, Hebrew Bible

Those interested in applying are advised to contact potential supervisors at an early stage. You should contact them by email, either directly or through the relevant postgraduate research tutor for Theology & Religious Studies: Dr Sean McLoughlin ( )

You are invited to consider visiting Leeds, by arrangement, to meet potential supervisors and current students, attend seminars, and explore the university’s excellent resources. Modest travel bursaries are available for such purposes.

You are also strongly encouraged to attend (in most cases following application) the university’s Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 5 February 2016 ( https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101060/ ), when you will have opportunity to meet potential supervisors, current postgraduates, and the postgraduate team.

For general information about postgraduate study in Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science (PRHS) at Leeds see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125022/postgraduate  For full, regularly updated information on upcoming awards and deadlines, including application procedures, see the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships site http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/


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