The Department of English is delighted to be offering a doctoral studentship, funded by Great Western Research and the National Trust for study on Thomas Hardy and Education. This studentship is tenable for up to three years and covers full payment of tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant, which we expect to be around £16,000. The primary aim of this doctoral studentship is to ask how the study of Hardy can be taken beyond the academic research community. Focusing particularly on young audiences, but also on other learning groups, the project is interdisciplinary and in part practice-based, drawing on the research methods of English studies, history and education. It will involve some practical work in schools as well as with the National Trust and Dorset County Museum learning groups and the student will be required to develop and disseminate relevant, original research in the field.
-Successful applicants should normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1 or international equivalent) in English or the field of humanities, and a Masters degree at Merit level or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. -Applicants will also ideally have experience in the cultural heritage sector, and should be able to demonstrate an interest in Hardy and Victorian literature and culture and in education. If English is not your native language then you will also need to satisfy our English language entry requirements.