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Overview

Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille have signed a new strategic roadmap detailing our plans for collaboration around research, teaching, and development of joint degree programmes over the next three years and beyond.

Central to the strategic alliance is the development of a European Institute, which aims to provide a framework for cross-disciplinary research projects, publications, joint masters degrees and co-supervision of PhD students. 

Applications are invited from outstanding postgraduates to pursue PhD research at Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de Lille. We are seeking confident, innovative applicants with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and inter-disciplinary projects, across seven areas.

Students of these fee-only scholarships will be registered at Liverpool Hope University and jointly supervised by academic staff from Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille.

This call is open to both UK/EU and international applicants.

The deadline for full applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017 for June 2017 (or as soon as practically possible) entry.

 

Liverpool Hope University and L’université Catholique De Lille Partnership

The European Institute will be embedded within eight academic projects involving a wide array of disciplines - English language and literature, business, law, environmental studies, politics and international relations, education, health sciences, psychology, theology and philosophy. Fostering new, intellectually and culturally enriching learning opportunities for students is high on the agenda of both universities.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to undertaking research that shapes humanity, science and society. In the recent REF 2014 Research Assessment our research programme was ranked in the top half in the UK and fourth in the North West for Research Intensity. Overall, more than a third of our research received prestigious 4* or 3* ratings as world-leading or internationally excellent. You can find out more information at www.hope.ac.uk/ref

We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for our doctoral students. You will have access to the University’s well equipped research infrastructure, extensive library resources and multi-million-pound new science laboratory facilities. Supervision is provided from world-leading and internationally excellent academic staff who will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, and share the techniques and professional networks cultivated through their own cutting-edge research. Pastoral support is also provided, alongside academic guidance. You will become part of the lifeblood of the University’s research community, and will be considered an active partner in your own and the community’s development. You will also undertake professional development through a research skills training programme, accessing development opportunities which support the production of excellent research and enhance your employability.

This award covers full tuition fees for a maximum of three years full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress and periodical review as deemed suitable by the supervisory team).

Please note: The scholarships are for full-time study. Some paid opportunities for light teaching-related support activities (GTA role) may be available depending on the requirements of the Faculties. Successful candidates will be required to spend time at both Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille during this split site PhD programme and a travel bursary will be provided to enable this. 

You can download a copy of the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Information Leaflet and the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes.

Projects

Project

Supervisors

Roadmap Research Theme

Public Dying Dr Mike Brennan (brennam@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Cathy LeBlanc (cathy.leblanc@univ-catholille.fr) Identity & Religion
Food Waste Policy Dr Sabine Weiland (sabine.weiland@univ-catholille.fr) and Dr Bryce Evans  (evansb1@hope.ac.uk) Health Care & Public Policy
European Integration Dr Michael Holmes (holmesm@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Giulia Sandri (giulia.sandri@univ-catholille.fr)

Future of Europe

Disability + Trans- Humanism Dr David Bolt (boltd@hope.ac.uk), Dr Owen Barden (bardeno@hope.ac.uk), and Dr David Doat (David.DOAT@univ-catholille.fr) Health Care & Public Policy
'Pedagogical Innovation and the Learning Environment' Dr Penny Haughan (haughap@hope.ac.uk), Prof Jean-Charles Cailliez (jean-charles.cailliez@univ-catholille.fr), and Dr Nick Almond (almondn@hope.ac.uk) Innovation in Teaching Methods
Early Modern Women and Intellectual History Dr Lisa Walters (walterl@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Roger Vincent (vincent.roger@univ-catholille.fr) Literature, History and Culture 
'Teaching Excellence in Higher Education' Dr Frank Su (SUF@hope.ac.uk), Dr Namrata Rao (raon@hope.ac.uk) and Prof Jean Charles Cailliez (jean-charles.cailliez@univ-catholille.fr) Innovation in Teaching Methods

How to Apply

Prospective applicants are advised to contact the relevant faculty member, i.e. Principal Investigator (PI) named on the Eligible Project, to informally discuss their application before submission. Eligible applicants should apply via the Online Application System on www.hope.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch – please refer to the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for full applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017 for June 2017 (or as soon practically possible) entry.

Expression of Interest is a formal stage of the online application; students applying should insert the following statement only: ‘2017 Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships’. Applicants are advised to do this at the earliest opportunity as the full application form is not released until this stage of our application process is complete.

Applicants will be able to upload copies of official academic achievements in undergraduate degree classification and Master degree award, plus copies of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken, proof of English fluency (for non-native English speakers only).

A written sample of no more than 3,000 words will be required to demonstrate the applicant’s skills as a researcher and/or show skills in organising and presenting research findings - please see the Personal Statement tab or download the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes.

 

Further Details on Application Procedure

Further details can also be obtained by contacting Professor Atulya Nagar (nagara@hope.ac.uk) or Professor Andra Cotiga-Raccah (Andra.COTIGA-RACCAH@univ-catholille.fr) quoting ‘2017 Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships’ in the subject line of your email message.

Applicants must also arrange for three academic references to be sent directly to Professor Atulya Nagar at nagara@hope.ac.uk by the application deadline. Applications without supporting references will not be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Criteria

Candidates should have or expect to achieve:

  • A Masters degree with Distinction from a UK university OR;
  • A Masters degree with Merit from a UK university, including a Distinction grade for the Dissertation [or equivalent] OR;
  • An equivalent qualification from outside of the UK – equivalency to be judged by Liverpool Hope’s Registrar.

Where an applicant holds a Masters degree from a UK university that does not offer awards with Merit, Liverpool Hope’s Registrar will confirm that the profile of marks satisfies or exceeds our requirements.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application. International applicants must produce an appropriate TOFEL or IELTS score. Please refer to the International Unit website at www.hope.ac.uk/international for the latest information.

Personal Statement

Guidance for personal statement of no more than 3,000 words

Applicants are required to provide a written sample of no more than 3,000 words which demonstrates their skills as a researcher and/ or shows skills in organising and presenting research findings.

This statement is a requirement only for PhD Scholarship applicants who are applying to undertake a PhD linked to an agreed research topic as advertised.

Candidates should submit a statement along with their full application in lieu of the standard research proposal; the statement should be no more
than 3000 words.

Applicants are not restricted to a defined format for their statements, however, provided below is a suggested structure:

Introduction

  • A brief overview of the applicants academic/personal background
    • Applicants path leading to the decision to apply for the PhD
    • Why they have chosen this project at Liverpool Hope University
  • Rationale for applying for the PhD
    • Previous postgraduate level research experience
    • Relevant skills are you bringing to the PhD
      • Academic Skills
      • Personal Skills

Research

  • References to relevant understanding of the research topic
  • Alignment with the relevant Research Centre/Department
  • Intellectual influences
    • Key theorists, books or concepts which have influenced your thinking

Commitment

• Statement of personal commitment to a substantial period of high level study
• Relevant skills and experience to make the transition from undergraduate and postgraduate taught to
postgraduate research
• What are your career plans?


Final Summary

  • Any other information which the applicant feels relevant and would like to be considered by the review team

Applicants should be mindful of their target audience when completing the personal statement.

All statements will be reviewed by the interview panel which will consist of the Dean, the Head of Department, plus the supervisory team for the project.

 

You can download a PDF copy of these notes: Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes 

Overview

Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille have signed a new strategic roadmap detailing our plans for collaboration around research, teaching, and development of joint degree programmes over the next three years and beyond.

Central to the strategic alliance is the development of a European Institute, which aims to provide a framework for cross-disciplinary research projects, publications, joint masters degrees and co-supervision of PhD students. 

Applications are invited from outstanding postgraduates to pursue PhD research at Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de Lille. We are seeking confident, innovative applicants with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and inter-disciplinary projects, across seven areas.

Students of these fee-only scholarships will be registered at Liverpool Hope University and jointly supervised by academic staff from Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille.

This call is open to both UK/EU and international applicants.

The deadline for full applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017 for June 2017 (or as soon as practically possible) entry.

 

Liverpool Hope University and L’université Catholique De Lille Partnership

The European Institute will be embedded within eight academic projects involving a wide array of disciplines - English language and literature, business, law, environmental studies, politics and international relations, education, health sciences, psychology, theology and philosophy. Fostering new, intellectually and culturally enriching learning opportunities for students is high on the agenda of both universities.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to undertaking research that shapes humanity, science and society. In the recent REF 2014 Research Assessment our research programme was ranked in the top half in the UK and fourth in the North West for Research Intensity. Overall, more than a third of our research received prestigious 4* or 3* ratings as world-leading or internationally excellent. You can find out more information at www.hope.ac.uk/ref

We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for our doctoral students. You will have access to the University’s well equipped research infrastructure, extensive library resources and multi-million-pound new science laboratory facilities. Supervision is provided from world-leading and internationally excellent academic staff who will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, and share the techniques and professional networks cultivated through their own cutting-edge research. Pastoral support is also provided, alongside academic guidance. You will become part of the lifeblood of the University’s research community, and will be considered an active partner in your own and the community’s development. You will also undertake professional development through a research skills training programme, accessing development opportunities which support the production of excellent research and enhance your employability.

This award covers full tuition fees for a maximum of three years full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress and periodical review as deemed suitable by the supervisory team).

Please note: The scholarships are for full-time study. Some paid opportunities for light teaching-related support activities (GTA role) may be available depending on the requirements of the Faculties. Successful candidates will be required to spend time at both Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille during this split site PhD programme and a travel bursary will be provided to enable this. 

You can download a copy of the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Information Leaflet and the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes.

Projects

Project

Supervisors

Roadmap Research Theme

Public Dying Dr Mike Brennan (brennam@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Cathy LeBlanc (cathy.leblanc@univ-catholille.fr) Identity & Religion
Food Waste Policy Dr Sabine Weiland (sabine.weiland@univ-catholille.fr) and Dr Bryce Evans  (evansb1@hope.ac.uk) Health Care & Public Policy
European Integration Dr Michael Holmes (holmesm@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Giulia Sandri (giulia.sandri@univ-catholille.fr)

Future of Europe

Disability + Trans- Humanism Dr David Bolt (boltd@hope.ac.uk), Dr Owen Barden (bardeno@hope.ac.uk), and Dr David Doat (David.DOAT@univ-catholille.fr) Health Care & Public Policy
'Pedagogical Innovation and the Learning Environment' Dr Penny Haughan (haughap@hope.ac.uk), Prof Jean-Charles Cailliez (jean-charles.cailliez@univ-catholille.fr), and Dr Nick Almond (almondn@hope.ac.uk) Innovation in Teaching Methods
Early Modern Women and Intellectual History Dr Lisa Walters (walterl@hope.ac.uk) and Dr Roger Vincent (vincent.roger@univ-catholille.fr) Literature, History and Culture 
'Teaching Excellence in Higher Education' Dr Frank Su (SUF@hope.ac.uk), Dr Namrata Rao (raon@hope.ac.uk) and Prof Jean Charles Cailliez (jean-charles.cailliez@univ-catholille.fr) Innovation in Teaching Methods

How to Apply

Prospective applicants are advised to contact the relevant faculty member, i.e. Principal Investigator (PI) named on the Eligible Project, to informally discuss their application before submission. Eligible applicants should apply via the Online Application System on www.hope.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch – please refer to the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for full applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017 for June 2017 (or as soon practically possible) entry.

Expression of Interest is a formal stage of the online application; students applying should insert the following statement only: ‘2017 Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships’. Applicants are advised to do this at the earliest opportunity as the full application form is not released until this stage of our application process is complete.

Applicants will be able to upload copies of official academic achievements in undergraduate degree classification and Master degree award, plus copies of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken, proof of English fluency (for non-native English speakers only).

A written sample of no more than 3,000 words will be required to demonstrate the applicant’s skills as a researcher and/or show skills in organising and presenting research findings - please see the Personal Statement tab or download the Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes.

 

Further Details on Application Procedure

Further details can also be obtained by contacting Professor Atulya Nagar (nagara@hope.ac.uk) or Professor Andra Cotiga-Raccah (Andra.COTIGA-RACCAH@univ-catholille.fr) quoting ‘2017 Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships’ in the subject line of your email message.

Applicants must also arrange for three academic references to be sent directly to Professor Atulya Nagar at nagara@hope.ac.uk by the application deadline. Applications without supporting references will not be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Criteria

Candidates should have or expect to achieve:

  • A Masters degree with Distinction from a UK university OR;
  • A Masters degree with Merit from a UK university, including a Distinction grade for the Dissertation [or equivalent] OR;
  • An equivalent qualification from outside of the UK – equivalency to be judged by Liverpool Hope’s Registrar.

Where an applicant holds a Masters degree from a UK university that does not offer awards with Merit, Liverpool Hope’s Registrar will confirm that the profile of marks satisfies or exceeds our requirements.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application. International applicants must produce an appropriate TOFEL or IELTS score. Please refer to the International Unit website at www.hope.ac.uk/international for the latest information.

Personal Statement

Guidance for personal statement of no more than 3,000 words

Applicants are required to provide a written sample of no more than 3,000 words which demonstrates their skills as a researcher and/ or shows skills in organising and presenting research findings.

This statement is a requirement only for PhD Scholarship applicants who are applying to undertake a PhD linked to an agreed research topic as advertised.

Candidates should submit a statement along with their full application in lieu of the standard research proposal; the statement should be no more
than 3000 words.

Applicants are not restricted to a defined format for their statements, however, provided below is a suggested structure:

Introduction

  • A brief overview of the applicants academic/personal background
    • Applicants path leading to the decision to apply for the PhD
    • Why they have chosen this project at Liverpool Hope University
  • Rationale for applying for the PhD
    • Previous postgraduate level research experience
    • Relevant skills are you bringing to the PhD
      • Academic Skills
      • Personal Skills

Research

  • References to relevant understanding of the research topic
  • Alignment with the relevant Research Centre/Department
  • Intellectual influences
    • Key theorists, books or concepts which have influenced your thinking

Commitment

• Statement of personal commitment to a substantial period of high level study
• Relevant skills and experience to make the transition from undergraduate and postgraduate taught to
postgraduate research
• What are your career plans?


Final Summary

  • Any other information which the applicant feels relevant and would like to be considered by the review team

Applicants should be mindful of their target audience when completing the personal statement.

All statements will be reviewed by the interview panel which will consist of the Dean, the Head of Department, plus the supervisory team for the project.

 

You can download a PDF copy of these notes: Hope-Lille PhD Scholarships Personal Statement Guidance Notes