PhD Research Studentship

Ref HRMS/13276
Type Research
Department Theology and Religious Studies
Salary £13,967 per annum
Closing date 8 August 2014

Job details

A full time postgraduate research studentship to commence in September 2014 is available in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies providing the opportunity to undertake research leading to the award of PhD on the following theme:

Generational Dynamics within Transnational Shii Networks between Britain and the Middle East

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £13,967 per annum for up to 3 years full time. The Stipend is payable for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a third year.

Applicants should submit a research proposal on the above theme. The proposed research will be part of a larger project that examines transnational religio-political networks in contemporary Twelver Shiism between Iraq, Iran and Britain. The prospective PhD student will be part of a research team comprising Professor Oliver Scharbrodt and two post-doctoral researchers. The PhD student’s research will specifically deal with generational dynamics within these transnational Shii networks.

Applicants should have a good Master’s degree (e.g. Merit or above) in Religious Studies or related discipline.

Applications should include:

  • A completed University of Chester Postgraduate Research Degree application form including contact details of two referees (at least one must be familiar with your most recent academic work).
  • A detailed Project Proposal following the required template.

The Department encourages informal queries on proposal topics. Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Oliver Scharbrodt, email <>. For general enquiries regarding Postgraduate Research, other than for Studentships please contact The Graduate School, University of Chester at

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd September, 2014.