Durham University Centre for Medical Humanities wishes to recruit high calibre students for two funded taught MA/MSc studentships in the academic year 2012-13. The studentships are fully funded including a stipend of £12,040 and fees of £5,600. The aim of these studentships is to recruit graduates who intend to pursue doctoral study at Durham in a field related to interdisciplinary medical humanities. We wish to invest in talented undergraduates, providing appropriate training and a secure basis for successful doctoral study. The funding for the studentships is held within the School of Medicine and Health, but the degrees can be taken in any relevant department, particularly Philosophy, English Studies, Geography or Anthropology.
Applicants should have achieved or be predicted at least high 2:1 in their undergraduate degree, which should be in a humanities or social science discipline. Applicants should indicate the disciplinary area they intend to study at masters level. Applications should include a two page summary of a proposed PhD project idea and should demonstrate clearly how this idea fits with the aims and research clusters of CMH. It would be helpful if candidates were also able to identify a potential supervisor from the staff of CMH. Successful applicants will be expected to use their Masters training to develop these ideas into an application for doctoral funding through the Durham Doctoral Scheme, Wellcome Trust, AHRC, ESRC or other source.
The Centre for Medical Humanities is a vibrant research centre which works across all three faculties of Durham University to explore the relationship between medicine and human flourishing. We are funded by the Wellcome Trust and employ full time staff in medicine, philosophy, English studies and geography. We also engage with a group of over 50 Affiliates from departments across the University and with external collaborators developing a diverse set of projects in the following research clusters:
- Imagination and creativity
- Practice and the practitioner
- Policy, politics and the collective
To apply: Please send a letter of application and project idea to the CMH Administrator, Polly De Giorgi. To discuss an application, please contact Professor Jane Macnaughton at 0191 334 7008 after April 16th. Closing date: Friday 11th May 2011