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University of Stirling
PhD Studentship
The partnership of EBED, UK Bridge Unions and University of Stirling have provided funding for a 3 year PhD Studentship (fees plus living expenses) for the first ever PhD in the Sociology of Bridge: Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Transitions in Play through the Lifecourse. We are looking for a PhD candidate ideally with a masters, or an excellent undergraduate degree, preferably within the social sciences. No knowledge of bridge is required. Bridge is one of the world’s most widely played, stimulating and challenging card games that requires skill, concentration and practice. Understanding what drives individuals to take up bridge and what keeps people playing across the lifecourse is at the heart of this PhD studentship. Bridge provides a contemporary example to understand the role of a mind sport in developing social well-being through community participation at different ages. For further details please see attached.
Location: Stirling
Salary: EU/Home fees and an annual stipend in line with ESRC guidelines.
Deadline: 22 June 2018
A three year fully funded PhD studentship at the University of Stirling.
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How to Apply
Applications should include a covering letter (referring to the essential and desirable criteria above); a full CV including the names of two referees (at least one referee should be an academic); a transcript of grades achieved during previous university studies; a sample of the candidate’s written academic work; and a short summary (500-1000 words) written by the candidate that explains how they would approach the project’s research. The sample of academic work should be up to 2000 words, comprising a piece of work (or an extract from a longer piece of work), that the candidate has submitted in their previous University studies, and that demonstrates their competency as a prospective PhD candidate. The short summary of how the candidate would approach the research should refer to the project summary and will be used to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the research field and of relevant methodological issues, including the opportunities and challenges involved in this study. Applicants should send all documentation to by Friday 22nd June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in Stirling or via online methods on Monday 9th July.
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