Current Vacancies

PhD Studentship

SSEES-UCL, in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Columbia, Leipzig and Belgrade, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been awarded a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (2014-18) to address the relationship between what were once called the ‘Second World’ (from the Soviet Union to the GDR) and the ‘Third World’ (from Latin America to Africa to Asia). As part of this initiative, we are offering a studentship based at SSEES-UCL to support PhD research around this theme, to start between May and September 2015. A second PhD studentship associated with this project will be based at the University of Exeter and advertised separately.

Applications are invited for PhD studentships on themes which address any political economic, cultural, or social aspect of this encounter, whether from the viewpoint of one region/ country/ institution/ group, or with a transregional approach incorporating the perspectives of multiple global actors.

Person Specification
Applications are welcomed from all humanities and social science fields. Successful applicants will normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1 or international equivalent) and a Masters degree at Merit level or international equivalent.

Applicants must be in receipt of an offer of admission before they can be awarded the studentship

Applicants for the studentship should apply to undertake a full time PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies via the link below. A statement of intention (max 2 sides of A4) outlining your area of intended research around the theme should be included. A full research proposal is NOT required at this stage.

Apply here

Closing date 9 Feb 2015

For further information and the full description please see the UCL studentship listing

For enquiries regarding the Studentship, please contact Dr Kristin Roth-Ey,

For enquiries for the application process, please contact Ana Barsukova,