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PhD opportunity at UCD announced

UCD School of Law Doctoral Scholarship

Closing Date: Friday July 2, 2010

The School of Law is pleased to offer one doctoral scholarship in Law from 2010-2014.

The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their doctoral studies in the School of Law for the first time in September 2010 on a full-time basis on either the PhD in Law Programme or the PhD in European Law and Governance Programme provided by the School of Law in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Relations.   The scholarship is tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship will provide tuition fees at the EU rate and a yearly stipend of €5,000.

The scholarship is open to Irish, EU and International applicants. Any offer to an international applicant is conditional on the applicant demonstrating at the time of accepting the offer that s/he has sufficient funds to cover both the difference between the EU and international tuition fees and to supplement the living allowance to cover the cost of living in Dublin. Information for international students contemplating a period of study at UCD is available at http://www.ucd.ie/international/pdf_files/handbook0809.pdf

How to apply: Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate application available at http://www.ucd.ie/apply/ by the deadline. Please also send a covering letter explaining:

  • Why you wish to undertake a PhD
  • Why you wish to undertake a PhD at UCD School of Law

This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 single-spaced and can be sent either as an email attachment to niamh.mccabe@ucd.ie or in hard copy to Ms. Niamh McCabe, Graduate Programme Manager, School of Law, UCD, Roebuck Castle, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.  Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that references are received before the closing date for this scholarship.

If you have any queries on the application process or scholarship please contact Ms. McCabe at the above email address. Should you have any queries on the programme please contact the Director of Doctoral Studies, Dr Gavin Barrett (gavin.barrett@ucd.ie) or the Assistant Director, Dr Fiona de Londras (fiona.delondras@ucd.ie).

Late applications will not be accepted.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the decision of the scholarship committee.  No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision.

The UCD PhD Programme in Law

PhD students join the 30 full-time academics with leading national and international reputations as a fully integrated part of the vibrant research community in UCD School of Law. Candidates also enjoy the benefits of a structured PhD programme with a three-person supervisory panel, sophisticated skills training, research bursaries, and dedicated office and common room space. PhD students in the School present and publish their work nationally and internationally and organise a successful annual conference, leaving them with theses of publishable quality. On completion, our doctoral graduates have gone on to secure academic posts in Irish and international institutions.

The UCD PhD Programme in European Law and Governance

Candidates in this programme develop multidisciplinary expertise on the law and politics of European governance, with substantive and research skills training through the School of Law and the School of Politics and International Relations. Candidates have a supervisory panel of three staff with a minimum of one from each School, and register to the School where their primary supervisor is located. They also become Fellows of the internationally renowned Dublin European Institute, Ireland’s leading research centre on European integration and governance. Graduates are well-positioned to pursue careers in law, policy analysis and academia.

PhD opportunity at UCD announced

PhD opportunity at the University of Swansea

Centre for Criminal Justice & Criminology Swansea University

The Centre for Criminal Justice & Criminology (CCJC) invites applications for a three year Doctoral Studentship to commence in October 2010. The successful candidate will be registered for a PhD and will undertake limited teaching duties.  PhD topic area should be related to existing CCJC expertise in the field of youth offending and youth justice, for example, the investigation of youth substance use, crime prevention, children’s rights, the causes of youth crime, antisocial behaviour, the work of youth offending teams and critique of the risk factor paradigm.

Applicants should be qualified to Master’s degree level in Criminology or related discipline at the time of commencement.

The studentship, which will be tenable for three years, includes home tuition fees and an annual bursary of approximately £14,000, suitable for a UK or EU citizen (overseas applicants must supply evidence of additional funding to cover their fees).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Kevin Haines on 01792-295920 or by e-mail at: k.r.haines@swansea.ac.uk.

Applications should be submitted on the University’s normal post-graduate application form, by following the link:


Closing date for applications is Friday, July 30th, 2010.

Interviews will take place on Friday, August 13th, 2010.

PhD opportunity at the University of Swansea