Up to 20 Funded PhD Studentships in Politics and International Studies (PAIS), University of Warwick.

Applications are invited for up to 20 funded PhD studentships in Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick. We seek high calibre doctoral candidates with a proven track record of academic excellence – demonstrable via outcomes of assessed work, the quality of the research proposal, and professional and/or academic experience.

PAIS is one of the leading Politics departments in the UK and boasts an ambitious and pluralist research culture as recognised by our strong REF2014 performance (4th on Research Intensity; 1st on Research Environment). PhDs are a fundamental part of our success story.

PAIS is dedicated to the professional development of doctoral students via high quality supervision, a range of professional socialisation courses, and full inclusion in one or more of our four specialist research clusters – Political Theory, Comparative Politics and Democratisation, International Relations and Security, and International Political Economy. Many of our PhD students publish in highly ranked academic journals and several of our students have either been nominated for or won the BISA and PSA thesis prizes. Moreover, PAIS has an enviable track record of supporting students as they transition from doctoral studies to post-doctoral and early career research positions in the UK and globally.

Students interested in applying for funding should first consult our PhD application pages – www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studyphd – before developing a strong academic proposal in co-ordination with an expert academic supervisor. After developing their proposal and with guidance from the PAIS PhD School they will then need to apply for one or more of the following studentships.