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University of Birmingham Offer PhD Scholarship in Character and Virtue 11th July 2014 Academic Character Education

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in the School of Education, University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that it has been allocated a fixed sum of money by the College of Social Sciences for a  PhD studentship in 2014-15. The funding available allows us to offer one full PhD studentship (fees and stipend of £13,800). This studentship is available only to a full-time Home/EU student

The applicant must have a strong background in moral philosophy and/or moral education, and the topic of the research proposal must focus on the nature and/or development of character and virtue, and be situated within the general area of virtue ethics and/or character education. 

There may be strong competition for this studentship and only outstanding applicants have a chance of success. 

Applications must be submitted to Aidan Thompson (a.p.thompson@bham.ac.uk) by July 28, 2014 and must comprise (i) a full CV of the applicant, (ii) a research proposal of no more than 800 words and (iii) a supporting statement from the supervisor of no more than 500 words. Applications will be considered by a Jubilee Centre selection panel and a decision made at beginning of August. 

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must either have applied to start a PhD in the School in 2014-15, or be registered PhD students in the School in their first year of full-time study or first or second year part-time study.

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