Part time Doctoral Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom

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Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2017 United Kingdom London

Designed by practising change agents, this programme is designed to help you develop your practice to a higher level. [+]

Do you see yourself as an experienced ‘reflective practitioner’, interested in ‘action inquiry’ as a method of exploring organisation realities – and view consulting as a ‘relational’ practice?

Join us for an open day! Experience the programme, meet faculty and alumni. 

Created in response to requests from alumni of the highly successful Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change, this programme is designed to help you develop your consulting practice to a higher level.

The programme has been developed by practising consultants for consultants.

The diverse and international experience of each faculty member combine to create a powerful environment for development and learning.... [-]


PhD Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. [+]

Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. In addition to individual supervision the Department offers research training at various levels: an obligatory research writing workshop which prepares year 1 MPhil students for their upgrade to the PhD level; a weekly seminar for PhD students in years 2 and 3 to discuss work in progress and receive feedback before submitting their thesis; a departmental research seminar in which both staff and students present papers on their research projects and discuss them in an interdisciplinary setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures, and conferences offered by the various specialist Centres relating to their particular fields. These centres run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally. As you think about commencing your PhD with us, we invite you to contact a potential supervisor in your area of interest, ideally with a first draft of your project proposal. This member of staff will then advise you on your project and on any questions you might have before making your application. Further Information Research areas and expertise of our academic staff Current PhD research projects and previous thesis titles Procedural and policy information from the Registry’s Postgraduate Research Section Guide on how to write a research proposal [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literatures, cinemas and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literatures, cinemas and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. The research interests of the Department’s members include: classical Malay literature; modern literature in Malay, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese; Islam in South East Asia; language pedagogy; phonetics; gender studies; oral literature and folklore; cinema in South East Asia; and translation. These interests are increasingly reflected in the kind of work that is undertaken by the Department’s current doctoral researchers. A full research training programme is provided at Faculty level, in addition to the close attention each doctoral researcher receives from his or her supervisor. MPhil/PhD students admitted to the Department receive research training in the Faculty-wide first year research training seminar and are also encouraged to participate in discipline-specific training offered by the Faculty Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) and research skills training coordinated via the Doctoral School. The Department provides supervision for both full-time and part-time doctoral researchers undertaking supervised research in a wide range of South East Asian languages and literatures. Theses completed in recent years have included topics in traditional Lao literature, contemporary Thai fiction, the syntax of spoken Mon, the shadow play in Bali, Malay oral literature, schoolbooks in colonial Burma, pre-Angkor Cambodia and political literature in Vietnam. Under the regulations of SOAS, University of London, all doctoral researchers register initially for an MPhil: they may transfer to PhD after completing one year, if they wish and subject to approval by the School, which requires evidence that the candidate’s work is achieving the standard required. The minimum duration for full-time doctoral researchers is two years for the MPhil and three years for the PhD. Part-time doctoral researchers normally take twice as long to complete their studies. When their research is completed, candidates submit a thesis to the examiners, and then attend a viva voce examination. Applicants for postgraduate degrees must have a good command of the language of their field of study, and should normally have a good first degree in the appropriate subject, but students with other qualifications and experience may also be eligible, and applications from mature students are particularly welcome. If necessary for the development of their chosen subject, doctoral researchers will be expected to have or acquire an adequate reading knowledge of Dutch and/or French. All potential applicants are strongly advised to consult the Department before they apply. More general queries should be directed to the Department Research Tutor or to the Doctoral School. Academic Staff and Their Research Areas Dr Ben Murtagh BA MA(LONDON) PHD (LONDON) Head of Department Traditional Malay and modern Indonesian literature; history of Indonesia; film in Indonesia and Malaysia; gender and sexuality in Indonesia Dr Rachel Harrison BA PHD(LONDON) Modern literary, cultural, film and gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western cinema set in South East Asia Dr Dana Healy PHD(PRAGUE) Admissions Tutor Vietnamese language and literature, language teaching; folk literature, modern poetry, theatre, art Dr David A Smyth BA PHD(LONDON) The Thai novel; Thai literary historiography; Thai language; modern Thai history; language teaching Dr Justin Watkins BA(LEEDS) MA PHD(LONDON) Burmese language and literature; Khmer language; Mon-khmer and Tibeto-Burman languages; phonetics; computer lexicography. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history and postcolonial studies. [+]

Research Degrees in South Asian Studies Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history and postcolonial studies. The Department has two ERC grants: Francesca Orsini for the comparative study of the multilingual literary histories of North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa; while James Mallinson has one entitled “The Hatha Yoga Project: Mapping traditions of transnational physical yoga practice through philology and ethnography”. Amina Yaqin’s current research projects include a collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Pakistan and the University of East London for the ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’ research project funded by the RCUK. This follows on from an earlier AHRC funded international research network, ‘Framing Muslims’. Rachel Dwyer is CI on an AHRC funded International Network with the University of Leeds: Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS. The Department welcomes applications for the degrees of PhD on any topic related to the research interests and disciplines of the Department’s research-active staff. Prospective candidates should consult the details of the various staff members’ research areas and adapt their proposal accordingly. These presently include, but are not limited to: Indian film and screen studies; diaspora studies; postcolonial literature; literary studies associated with Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, and Sanskrit; classical Hinduism; feminism; translation; current representations of Muslims; and the politics of Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. Broader topics can be accommodated through joint supervision with colleagues in other Departments and Centres. A full research training programme is provided at Faculty level, in addition to the close attention each doctoral researcher receives from his or her supervisor. MPhil/PhD researchers admitted to the Department receive research training in the Faculty-wide first year research training seminar and are also encouraged to participate in discipline-specific training offered by the Faculty Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) and research skills training coordinated via the Doctoral School. Under the regulations of SOAS, University of London, all doctoral researchers register initially for an MPhil: they may transfer to PhD after completing one year, if they wish and subject to approval by the School, which requires evidence that the candidate’s work is achieving the standard required. The minimum duration for full-time doctoral researchers is two years for the MPhil and three years for the PhD. Part-time researchers normally take twice as long to complete their studies. When their research is completed, candidates submit a thesis to the examiners, and then attend a viva voce examination. A list of both current and recently completed PhD projects can be consulted, and a list of current staff members and their research interests are available Would-be candidates are strongly encouraged to make initial contact with a prospective supervisor in the first instance, and well in advance of submitting their application, to discuss their proposed research. More general queries should be directed to the Department Research Tutor or to the Doctoral School. [-]

PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. To be considered for entry into the PhD programme, applicants must possess a good advanced degree in Politics equivalent in level and content to the Department's MSc, although applications from individuals with related degrees in cognate disciplines will also be considered. Admission takes place on a rolling basis. The application cycle opens in November and closes on 30 June for entry in October. Applicants also wishing to be considered for a SOAS scholarship or an ESRC studentship should refer to the Scholarship information for the deadlines. The primary building block of the PhD programme is the relationship between student and supervisor. Students are admitted on the basis of the expressed willingness of at least one member of staff to serve as the main supervisor for the student's project. Thus, from the student's entry in the programme, the supervisor assumes primary responsibility for monitoring and supporting the student’s progress towards the completion of the degree. Every research student also has an associate supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the student’s region and/or sub-field of the discipline. The Department’s research tutor oversees the PhD programme and is available for discussing general problems. Furthermore, research students are embedded in a structured training programme during their first year, attending courses dealing with research design, theory and methods. In addition, they may attend an MSc course relevant to their research. Research students are also encouraged to participate in the Department seminars, where invited scholars from other institutions give presentations, and they have access to many other seminars and lectures held throughout SOAS. The School’s language training facilities are also available for students to develop or improve research-relevant language skills. Since 2012, research students have exclusive access to the facilities and services offered by SOAS’ Doctoral School. Most PhD students spend some time doing fieldwork in the regions of their research. The Department and the School, through their various connections with individuals and institutions in the universities and governments of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, facilitate this work with personal contacts and introductions as well as (limited) funding. The Department usually has around 60 research students (MPhil and PhD level) at any one time. Please visit these links for profiles of current research students and a list of recently completed PhD theses. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Please check the list of the staff of the Department provides information on the main areas of teaching and research, and supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. [+]

Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies The list of the staff of the Department provides information on the main areas of teaching and research, and supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. Some Recent Research Theses Siba Aldabbagh Word and Image in Visual Art and Poetry from the Arab World Charis Bredin Creaturely Encounters: Animals in the Libyan literary imaginary Izabella Czyzewska How to Pray to Hittite Gods: A Semantic andContextual Analysis of Hittite Prayer Terminology with the New Editions of Selected Prayers of Muršili II Maria De Cillis The Discourse of Compromise: Theoretical Constructs of Free Will and Predestination in the Works of Avicenna, Ghazālī and Ibn ʿArabī. Jacob Eriksson Swedish mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a study of the utility of small-state mediation and Track II diplomacy. Benjamin Geer Priests of the Nation: Nationalism and Power in Modern Egyptian Literature and Cinema. Alyn D. Hine Russian Literature in the Works of Mikhail Nu'ayma Christie Johnson Authorship in Kitab al-aghani: production, reception, subjectivit Walid Khazendar Place in the Making: A Study on Image-Making in Early Arabic Poetry. Maha Abdel Megeed Muwaylihi's Isa ibn Hisham: Between 18th-Century Revival and 19th-Century Neoclassical Renaissance Krikor Moskofian Literature and Survival: Literary Criticism and the Construction of Cultural Identity in Armenian Printed Press of Diaspora 1919-1928. Khadiga Musa A Critical Edition of a Twelve/Eighteenth Century Manuscript on Legal Maxims: ‘Umdat al-Nazir fi’l-Ashbāh wa’l-Naẓā`ir. Laetitia Nanquette The Eye Sees Not Itself: Images of France and Iran Through Their Literatures (1979-2009). Hany Rashwan Literariness and aesthetics in ancient Egyptian literature: towards an Arabic-based critical approach - Jinās as a case study. Luis Siddall The reign of Adad-narari III. Ludek Vacín Shulgi of Ur: Life, Deeds, Ideology and Legacy of a Mesopotamian Ruler as Reflected Primarily in Literary Texts. Lisa Wilhelmi The Akkadian of Boğazköy Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem BA (Cairo) PHD (Cantab) FCIL (London) Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir; Islam in society; classical and modern Arabic literature Dr George Dedes BA MA PhD (Harvard) Early Anatolian Turkish; Ottoman language and literature; Ottoman history; Turkish-Greek relations; modern Turkish culture Dr Ayman El-Desouky BA (American Univ. Cairo) MA PhD (Austin, Texas) Comparative literature, 19th and 20th-century Arabic literature, hermeneutics, modern philosophy and theory Professor Andrew R George BA PhD (Birmingham) FBA Cuneiform and Ancient Mesopotamian studies Dr Marlé Hammond BA MA PhD (Columbia University) Classical and Modern Arabic Literature and Poetics; Egyptian and Arabic Cinemas; Women's Writing; Folkloric Narrative Professor Hugh Kennedy PhD (Cantab) Medieval history of Arabic-speaking lands Dr Karima Laachir BA (Abdelmalek Essadi University, Tetouan Morocco) MA PhD (Leeds) PGCHE (Birmingham) Comparative postcolonial literature (Arabophone, Francophone and Anglophone), Arabic popular culture, Diasporic cultural productions,literature of the North African diaspora (Beur), exclusion of ethnic minorities in Europe with a specific focus on France, postcolonialism and colonial legacies, Islam and Islamophobia. Dr Chris Lucas BA (SOAS) MA PhD (Cantab) Grammatical change and the interface between syntax, semantics and pragmatics in Arabic and other Afro-Asiatic languages, and in English and other (Indo-)European languages. Dr Nima Mina BA (Marburg) MMus PhD (Montreal) Classical and Modern Persian literature, Orientalism in 18th-20thcentury Europe, Middle Eastern minority writers in Europe, Diaspora studies, music performance, translation studies Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang BA BEd (Tripoli) MA MPhil PhD (Columbia University) Classical and modern Arabic literature, The 1001 Nights and Arabic Popular Epics, Classical and modern Arabic Critical thought and theory, Networks of Circulation and World Literature, Semiotics of the Visual Dr Mustafa Shah BA PhD (London) The early Arabic linguistic tradition; classical Islamic theology and jurisprudence Dr Ayman Shihadeh BA (London) MSt (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon) Arabic philosophy; Islamic theology; ethical theory in Islam; Arabic paleography and codicology Professor Stefan Sperl BA (Oxon) PhD (London) Classical Arabic literature, medieval Arabic popular literature; court poetry and oral literature; refugee studies Dr Yair Wallach BSc MA PhD (University of London) Culture, Society and History of modern Israel/Palestine; Visual and Material Culture; Urban Studies; Israel-Palestine Conflict Dr Mark Weeden Hittite, Akkadian language and literature in Syria [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. Research Degrees in Music Subjects of research Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. Staff often have research interests in issues that cross regional boundaries; see the Department Staff page for a summary of their interests, and select the name of a lecturer for further details of their individual research specialisms and activities. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. Entry requirements Postgraduate students of the Department come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the UK and from overseas. Most are performers of music as well as researchers; applicants are evaluated individually on the basis of their background and academic achievements. Applicants should normally possess a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Music, Ethnomusicology or other relevant discipline. Applicants who are accomplished performers or teachers, or who work in the music industry, may have alternative qualifications, and are encouraged to apply. Research training and coursework All research students are required to follow a course of research training held in the department in their first year. In addition they may be required to take one or more postgraduate courses, such as the MMus core course Ethnomusicology in Practice, and/or a language course, depending on their prior qualifications and the requirements of their research project. They are also expected to attend department research seminars; and they may be recommended to attend research training workshops elsewhere in SOAS, or in institutions such as the Institute for Musical Research (http://music.sas.ac.uk/training). See “Structure” for more information about the place of research training in the structure of the programme. Supervision Each research student is allocated a Supervisory Committee, comprising the First Supervisor, who will be primarily responsible for guiding the student’s research; the Second Supervisor, who is available for periodic consultation; and the Third Supervisor, normally the Research Tutor. The Committee as a group periodically assess the student’s progress (see Structure). Research students are welcome to consult any members of the Department of Music about their research. Where the project is inter-disciplinary, the Second Supervisor can be a member of another department. Funding For links to available sources of funding for research see: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ Students from outside the UK may be eligible for financial support from their country of origin. Residence requirements MPhil/PhD students are required to be resident in London, with the following exceptions: In Year 2, you may spend up to 12 months overseas on fieldwork. In Year 4, you may apply for permission to work away from SOAS (this does not affect your fees). Part-present or Distance Learning research degrees are not currently available. How to apply If the subject you are thinking of researching coincides with the research interests of one or more members of academic staff, you are welcome to contact them to discuss your project before applying. If you are not sure how your projects fits in with the department’s subject coverage, or if you have any other question about the department or the research programme in general, you may contact the Research Tutor. When you are ready to apply, please do so online at https://app.hobsons.co.uk/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=soas In considering your application, the Registry will advise the department as to whether your academic qualifications meet the normal requirements for MPhil/PhD at SOAS, and whether you meet English language requirements. The Department will consider your background and experience more generally, your research proposal, and your references. We will pay particular attention to the questions: is your project one that can reasonably be completed within 4 years (or part time equivalent), taking into account any difficulties there may be in working in particular parts of the world; do you have the appropriate subject knowledge and skills, or can these be provided at SOAS as part of your research training (you may be recommended to take a Master’s degree first before commencing research); do you communicate effectively in written English; do your referees confirm that you have the ability to carry out this research; can the Department provide appropriate supervision? Please ask your referees to note the questions on the reference form and respond to them as far as possible in their reference. Your referees should have personal knowledge of your academic and/or musical (performance, composition etc.) work. 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PhD Research Degrees in Media Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. [+]

Research Degrees in Media Studies Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. The Centre puts emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge of media and film forms and practices. The PhD in Media and Film Studies is a research degree, involving original research on some aspect of contemporary theoretical and global issues in media and film. Our approach to media and film studies involves a developed critique of Eurocentrism. Our speciality is the analysis of the film and media industries, their contents and their audiences in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, an approach equally well-suited to research on Latin American, East European and mainstream ‘Western' media. In 2007 we opened a PhD stream designed to integrate and interrogate the relationships between theory and practice. The submitted work comprises 60,000 words of written work and up to one hour of audio-visual materials. A research degree in media and film normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should extensive periods of fieldwork be required. Part-time registration is also possible. The Centre stresses interdisciplinarity and draws upon expertise right across the School. So the PhD Programme is equally suited to researchers who wish to engage in detailed study of media and film in Asia or Africa and to those who wish to combine media and film studies with other disciplines, ranging from the study of language and culture through the humanities to the social sciences. We consider research students to be one of our main research strengths and advise them to develop a portfolio of projects, whether individual or collaborative, which will be relevant to their future careers. In their final year, we also encourage them to organize symposia and film festivals based on their fields of special expertise and aimed at a broader audience. For example, the student-led Sacredmediacow collective organised a conference on media in India and produced an edited book, Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change, which was published by Routledge. Other students have become involved with the organization of the Small Media Initiative (smallmediainitiative.com) events every autumn. Many students also give papers at national and international conferences and some publish in academic journals. For details about requirements and structure of the programme, or to see profiles of current research students please follow the links in the menu. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Elisa Oreglia PhD, MIMS, (University of California Berkeley) China and Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar; Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD); Information Society and digital divides; localized information sharing practices and media production; intermediation in digital media use; rural markets and new media. Dr Dina Matar, MSc PhD (London) Middle East, especially the Arab world; international political communication; Arab cultural politics; Arab cultural studies; memory studies and oral history; Islamist movements; social movements and media; diasporas; ethnic minorities; transnational movements and communications. Dr Somnath Batabyal, MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS) Southeast Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics. Dr Jaeho Kang, MA (Korea); PhD (Cambridge University) East Asia; Korea, China and Japan; critical theory; media theory; East Asian cultural studies; political communication; media and urban spaces in East Asian cities; New media and democracy; media spectacle and global mega events [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Linguistics

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. Research Degrees in Linguistics The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. Supervision is offered in theoretical, descriptive and comparative linguistics, translation and language pedagogy. Depending on the research topic, it may also be possible to arrange joint supervision with specialists in other departments. Research in the department Research interests of the faculty are wide-ranging and span the world's languages, from Chinese to Arabic, Swahili to Korean, Mongolian to Japanese. This focus on Asian and African languages, combined with the unparalleled access to the considerable language and regional expertise of other SOAS researchers constitutes a unique resource for the study of theoretical, comparative and descriptive linguistics, language documentation and description, language pedagogy and translation. Some recent research theses Mahmoud Fathulla Ahmad – The Tense and Aspect System in Kurdish Najat Benchiba: A structural analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English intra-sentential code switching Kay Johnson: Static spatial expression in Ske – an Oceanic language of Vanuatu Judith Nakayiza: The sociolinguistics of multilingualism in Uganda Ian Pickett – Some Aspects of Dialect Variation Among the Nomads in Syria and Lebanon Some current PhD topics The political manipulation of translation and the role of translation in affecting the political field Object properties and object marking in Makhuwa Valency changing operations in Chimane A grammar of Sekpele The PhD programme in Linguistics is a rigorous, structured training programme with different activities and requirements taking place throughout the period of the programme. All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD registration takes place at the end of the first academic session for full time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part time students). All new MPhil/PhD students are provided with a supervisory committee of three members, comprising a main or primary supervisor, and a second and third supervisor. The split in time commitment across the supervisory committee is 60:25:15. In the first year students are expected to meet their main supervisor on a bi-weekly basis for a period of at least one hour. The student’s primary supervisor is always a member of the Department in which the student is registered. The second and third supervisors, who act in a supplementary advisory capacity, may be from the same Department, or other Departments/Centres in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures or in Departments/Centres in the other Faculties of the School. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. [+]

Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Stephen H Dodd BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia) Admissions Tutor – Japanese Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity Professor Andrew Gerstle BA (Columbia) MA (Waseda) PhD (Harvard) Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu Dr Anders Karlsson MA PhD (Stockholm) Research Tutor – Korean (Term 2) Korean language; literature and society; history of 19th century Korea Dr Griseldis Kirsch MA PhD (Trier) Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Culture Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese visual media and popular culture Dr Grace Koh BA (American Univ. Paris) MST, DPhil (Oxford) Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature Dr Owen Miller BA MA PhD (London) Research Tutor – Korean (Terms 1 and 3) Social and economic history of late 19th and early 20th century Korea; urban history; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; economic history of North Korea Dr Barbara Pizziconi BA (Rome) MA (Tokyo Univ. Foreign Languages) PhD (Naples) Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg History of Translation Studies in Japan, Intergeneric translations (manga to film), Translation of oral narratives or orality, Cultural translation, The relationship between translation and power Dr Isolde Standish BA (Ballarat) BA, PhD (London) Reader in Film and Media Studies Japanese and Korean cinema Professor Jae Hoon Yeon BA MA (Seoul) PhD (London) Head of Department Korean language and linguistics, especially morphosyntax and linguistic typology; structure and history of Korean language; Korean language teaching and translation; modern Korean literature [-]

MPhil/PhD in International Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. MPhil/PhD in International Development Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest. All MPhil/PhD in International Development research students will participate in the compulsory course work and attend research student seminars in the college and department where they are registered for the MPhil/PhD. At SOAS the Economics and Development Studies departments hold seminar series and students will be expected to involve themselves in the work of the relevant research clusters. Admissions Process There are three admissions routes to the MPhil and PhD in International Development: The 1+3 structure: Following successful completion of the MSc Research for International Development at SOAS. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund this route. The +3 structure: By direct applications for MPhil/PhD in International Development admission. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund route. The 4 structure: not currently available at SOAS. [-]

PhD Research Degrees in History

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Although some theses rely mainly on materials in English and other European languages, a major advantage of taking a research degree in history at SOAS is that the School can provide instruction in many African and Asian languages. Students requiring such instruction are advised to mention it at the time of application, and to discuss arrangements with prospective supervisors as early as possible after receiving an offer. [+]

Research Degrees in History The SOAS History Department is one of the world’s major centres offering supervision for research degrees in African and Asian history. It attracts students and scholarly visitors from all parts of the world. The top ratings given to the Department in the official national research assessments of 1996, 2001 and 2008 took into account the excellence of its research training, as well as the staff publication record. The Department provides opportunities for well-qualified applicants to join large groups of students and SOAS students have unrestricted and usually free access to a huge range of seminars, conferences and workshops being held in SOAS or within easy reach. Most importantly, they attend a weekly regional history seminar – on Africa, South Asia, the Near and Middle East, East Asia, or South East Asia – and often special workshops on themes related to their research. Close links are maintained with the nearby Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, which run their own research seminars. These give research students many opportunities to meet scholars who are visiting SOAS, and those based elsewhere in the University of London or in Britain. Attendance at classes forming part of taught courses in SOAS or elsewhere may also be possible by arrangement. Library holdings in London are superb for many of the subjects studied in the Department. SOAS history students have free access to the nearby British Library (including the India Office and Oriental Collections), to the British Library Newspaper Library at Colindale, to the National Archives, and to a vast array of other collections, including the libraries of most other London colleges and universities. How to Apply Minimum Entry Requirements: a BA and/or MA degree in History, with a merit or equivalent in the Masters Degree and a MA dissertation grade of 65% or higher. Applicants must provide a clear and coherent research proposal of 2000 words. Inquiries relating to possible research topics should be directed in the first instance to the member of staff whose interests conform most nearly to those of the prospective student. For information on general or technical matters, please see below and the tab ‘structure’. Inquiries on such matters should be sent either to Research Admission, dsadmissions@soas.ac.uk, or the History Research Tutor. Offers of admission will be made on the basis of an applicant’s academic record, references and proposed topic. Those wishing to be considered for scholarships from or through SOAS are advised to make their applications as early as possible (for example, before January in the year of entry), as in most cases only those who are already holding the offer of a place will be considered for an award. Although some theses rely mainly on materials in English and other European languages, a major advantage of taking a research degree in history at SOAS is that the School can provide instruction in many African and Asian languages. Students requiring such instruction are advised to mention it at the time of application, and to discuss arrangements with prospective supervisors as early as possible after receiving an offer. [-]

PhD in Global Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. PhD in Global Studies The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold: thematically, the programme addresses the analysis of contemporary globalisation processes and of the political, economic, social and cultural relationships and structures that define and shape these processes. Rather than, for example, the study of inter-state or inter-nation relations and agreements that is the traditional domain of International Studies, the core focus of this programme is on the study of the nature and evolution of contemporary globalisation itself and on globally shared issues, from a theoretical as well as a policy perspective. Methodologically, the programme promotes the multi-disciplinary analysis of contemporary globalisation processes. Research topics and projects will analyse the role of, and interchanges between, people, institutions, organisations and states in shaping globalisation dynamics through the prism of (at least) two of the following academic disciplines: International Studies and Politics, Law, Economics, Management Studies, Development Studies, History, Media and Communication Studies. Student support is at the heart of CISD’s activities. Research Degree students are fully supported by their primary and secondary supervisors and the Centre’s Research Tutor, currently Centre Director Dr Dan Plesch. Students are encouraged to attend and present at the Centre’s research seminars. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Catriona Drew LLB (Aberdeen) PhD (London), Public International Law, international legal history (particularly self-determination of peoples), and legal theory Dr Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxford), International relations theory, international politics in the twentieth century, theories of the state Dr Mark Laffey BA MA (Canterbury, NZ) PhD (Minnesota), International Theory, International Security, Historical Sociology, Foreign Policy Analysis, US Foreign Policy, North-South Relations, Culture and Ideology Professor Peter Muchlinski LLB (London) LLM (Cambridge) Barrister FRSA, The regulation of multinational enterprises, international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, foreign investment law, WTO law and practice, competition law, international commercial law and development Dr Suthaharan Nadarajah MA, PhD (London), International relations theory, international security, global governance, North-South relations, Politics of the 'War on Terror' Dr Dan Plesch BA (Nottingham) PhD (Keele), Applied International Relations: disarmament and globalisation, UN history for the future, the UN in WW2, War Crimes, weapons of mass destruction, globalisation and corporate accountability, globalisation and democracy, globalisation and energy, role of international non-governmental organizations. Dr Rahul Rao BA, LLB (India), DPhil (Oxford), International normative theory (with a focus on cosmopolitanism), Postcolonial theory, Empire, Globalisation, Social movements, International Law, Human Rights (particularly queer rights) Dr Simon Rofe BA, MA (Keele), PhD (Wales), Diploma (King's College London), US Diplomatic and Foreign Relations in the twentieth century with a specific focus on US national security and the foreign policy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt [Co-ordinator Long-Distance Programmes at the CISD] Dr Leslie Vinjamuri BA (Wesleyan) MSc (Econ) PhD (Columbia), International Relations Theory: International Organisation, Post-conflict Reconstruction and State-building, the Politics of International Criminal Justice, and Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the war on terror [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Gender Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies is a unique programme combining cutting edge theorizing in Gender Studies with the special areas expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS. The Centre for Gender Studies welcomes applications from research students for our MPhil/PhD programme in all areas of Gender Studies. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional knowledge across disciplines with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Members of the Centre and current research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical. Supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. The Centre houses a training programme in Gender Studies for research students the work of which is supported by the organisation of regular Centre seminars. [+]

Research Degrees in Gender Studies Start of programme: September Mode of Attendance: Full-time The MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies is a unique programme combining cutting edge theorizing in Gender Studies with the special areas expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS. The Centre for Gender Studies welcomes applications from research students for our MPhil/PhD programme in all areas of Gender Studies. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional knowledge across disciplines with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Members of the Centre and current research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical. Supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. The Centre houses a training programme in Gender Studies for research students the work of which is supported by the organisation of regular Centre seminars. For information regarding the application process, please contact the Research and Admissions Tutor Dr Ruba Salih: Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4245 Email: ruba.salih@soas.ac.uk Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Nadje Al-Ali Professor of Gender Studies Gender theory; feminist activism; women & gender in the Middle East; women’s movements and feminism in Middle East; secularism and Islamism; transnational migration, diaspora mobilization; gendering violence, war and peace, Iraq. Professor Fareda Banda Professor of the Laws of Africa Human Rights of Women, English Family Law, Comparative Family Law focusing on Africa, Law and Society in Africa, Alternative Dispute Resolution. Professor William G. Clarence-Smith Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa Historical interplay between Islamic law and same-sex relationships, transgender identities, and Female Genital Cutting, with special reference to Southeast Asia; colonialism, diasporas, labour, transport, beverages and stimulants, and agriculture and livestock, with particular reference to Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean. Dr Steve Dodd Senior Lecturer in Japanese Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity. Dr Kai Easton Lecturer in African Literature and Diaspora Studies Colonial and postcolonial studies, especially South African literature (the Cape, Wicomb, Coetzee); gender and the culture of travel; Indian Ocean diasporas; theories of fiction and history. Dr Christopher Gerteis Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Japan Modern and Contemporary Japanese history. Social and cultural history of the 20th century, especially the intersection of consumer capitalism and historical memory. Dr Rachel Harrison Reader in Thai Cultural Studies Modern Thai Literature and Cinema; culture and gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western film set in South East Asia. Dr Sian Hawthorne Lecturer in Critical Theory and the Study of Religions Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies Supervisor, Centre for Gender Studies Feminist Philosophy; Myth and Mythmaking; Critical Theory (particularly poststructural, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial theory; the work of Jacques Derrida and Julia Kristeva); Narrativity; Cultural Memory; Gender Theory and the Study of Religions; Feminist Historiography; Disability Studies. Dr Angela Impey Lecturer in Music Applied ethnomusicology; music, human rights and development, and music and gender – mainly with reference to southern Africa and the African Horn. Professor Deniz Kandiyoti Professor in Development Studies Post-Soviet transitions in Central Asia and post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan; gender and development. Dr Laleh Khalili Senior Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East Research Tutor Centre for Gender Studies Counterinsurgencies, nationalism, and political violence, and their intersections with gender. Dr Prabha Kotiswaran Lecturer in Law Feminist Legal Theory; women and law in South Asia; law and society; law and social movements; criminal Law. Dr Lola Martinez Reader in Anthropology with reference to Japan Japan, maritime anthropology, religion, gender, anthropology of tourism, mass media, local and global film traditions. Dr Ben Murtagh Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay Main research interests are Indonesian and Malay literature, both traditional and modern and Indonesian cinema. Dr Caroline Osella Reader in the Anthropology of South Asia Masculinities, sexuality, performance and fashion. Most of her research takes place both in south India and with Indian migrants based in the G.C.C. states. Dr Wen-chin Ouyang Reader in Arabic Literature Classical and modern Arabic literature and culture, with emphasis on narrative and storytelling; comparative narratology and critical theory; gendered thinking and discourse. Dr Parvathi Raman Lecturer in Social Anthropology Chair, Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Construction of Indian identity in South Africa; political and cultural identities in the South Asian diaspora, African and Asian Communities in Britain, and transnational political iconography. Dr Rahul Rao International Security; Indian foreign policy; Political Theory; Social Movements; Human Rights Dr Ruba Salih Reader in Gender Studies & Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies Gender, Islam and modernity in the Middle East and Europe; Islamic feminism, secular and religious women’s movements in the Middle East, transnational migration and gender; multiculturalism and citizenship; Islam in Europe, globalization; disapora and refugee studies; the Palestine question. Professor Timon Screech Professor in the History of Art Professor Screech is the author of some ten books on the visual culture of the Edo period. In the first of gender studies, his best-know book is Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan, 1700-1820 (Reaktion, 1999). Professor Annabelle Sreberny Professor of Global Media Director of the Centre for Media and Film Studies at SOAS Feminist rethinking of the nature of the "political"; women’s movements and alternative media and on women’s media and representation under the Islamic Republic of Iran. Dr Gabriele vom Bruck Lecturer in Social Anthropology Her research in Yemen has focused on hereditary elites and the intersection of religion and politics; gender differences as located within male bodies; performative gender, and women’s male names as body camouflage. Professor Lynn Welchman Professor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Islamic Law Palestine and international humanitarian law; laws of the Middle East and North Africa, especially comparative family law, human rights, gender and law. Dr Amina Yaqin Lecturer in Post-colonial Studies & Urdu Postcolonial Theory and literature, Gender Studies, Diasporic literatures (South Asia), Comparative literature, Pakistani culture, Muslims in Britain. She has published essays on gender and sexuality in Urdu poetry, Pakistani culture, Indian literature in English and the Islamic Barbie. [-]

MPhil/PhD in Development Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction. [+]

Part time PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in London in United Kingdom. MPhil/PhD in Development Studies The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction Research students are encouraged to attend weekly training sessions to introduce them to a number of practical techniques and vocational skills utilised within the development profession; fortnightly seminars on topics relevant to Development Studies and, where appropriate, post-experience workshops. For all queries regarding applications and proposals please contact the the Research Admissions Tutor, Dr Jens Lerche. Year One Students are expected to upgrade from MPhil to PhD status after their first year. It is expected that you will meet your assigned Supervisor in your first week at SOAS, and that, in consultation with your Supervisor, you will choose two other academics to serve on your research committee. During the module of your first year, you are required to attend the Department’s Postgraduate Research Training Seminar. These sessions will provide you with the essential training in research methodology and will assist you in getting started: specifically, they will assist you in writing the constituent components of the ‘upgrade paper’ that you have to submit and defend in a viva in Term 3 of your first year. Given the wealth of training resources in research methods and other theoretically and empirically relevant postgraduate modules across the Faculty and in other Faculties at SOAS, students are strongly encouraged to audit modules. Additional modules can be invaluable, especially for conceptual or area specific issues or topics, as ways to supplement the training imparted in the MPhil Seminars. The supervisor and the student will discuss at the beginning of the year the most suitable portfolio of training and modules in relation to the topic of the thesis, its main research questions and the setting in which the research will be conducted. Schedule after the first year Once students have passed their upgrade, they should immediately proceed with designing the details of the empirical work and organising the drafts written in the module of the first year. As most Development Studies students will embark on fieldwork in their second year, it is important to keep the 3-year time limit in mind, and to not postpone writing chapters until after the completion of fieldwork. Any writing done during that period will save crucial time on return. Ordinarily, a student would then adhere to the following writing up schedule: Terms 4, 5 and 6: Fieldwork, and beginning of data processing as well as drawing up of chapter templates; Summer vacation of the second year, terms 7 and 8: Data analysis and back to literature review to revise initial chapters and producing a full final draft; Term 9: Reviewing the first draft, complete any required rewriting, and submission of dissertation. There is a possibility of continuation of writing-up after term 9 but the thesis will have to be submitted in any case before the end of the 4th year. This will be the final deadline although the thesis is expected to be finished within three years of full-time active research. [-]