The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,296 per annum. Applicants from anthropology, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology are welcomed.

Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally. The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as 'citizenship', 'civil society', and the 'rule of law' are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL's mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.

Note that applicants must hold or be close to completing a postgraduate Master’s degree in a relevant field. The holders will reside in Aberdeen during the studentship period, except for periods of research and conference travel.

Application deadline: May 30.

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