Four postgraduate funding opportunities are available beginning in 2014/2015 for PhD research in the areas of conflict studies, peace studies, post-conflict peacebuilding, reconciliation and transitional justice within the Social Sciences, Law, Education and Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. This programme provides three years of funding and offers students the opportunity to work within the new Institute for Conflict, Transition, and Peace Research (ICTPR) and engage with an interdisciplinary faculty with expertise across regions and topics.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
Violently divided societies; ethnonationalism and conflict; radicalization and deradicalization; the politics of peace processes; the role of education in societal healing; equality of opportunity and post-conflict justice; gender and peacebuilding; transitional justice mechanisms; independence movements; non-violent political action; civil society and peacebuilding; refugees and displaced peoples; religion and peacebuilding; victims and perpetrators.
The programme offers features that are particularly attractive in this expanding field, such as:
- Working with acknowledged experts across a diversity of regions and topics.
- Opportunities for imaginative and innovative interdisciplinary topics.
- Cross-disciplinary supervision.
- Well established and well resourced library facilities and holdings.
- Opportunities to link with empirical research projects underway in this area.
- Opportunities to work with civil society groups in practitioner roles.
- Attention to career development, as well as public engagement.