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PhD Studentship at Edge Hill University, UK

PhD Studentship at Edge Hill University, UK

Country: UK
City: Lancashire
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Edge Hill University in England announces a vacancy announcement for a PhD Studentship (Graduate Teaching Assistant) position in the Department of Social Science. The incumbent will have a focus on the development of each individual holding a studentship as a researcher, a teacher in Higher Education, and as an academic.


The Ph.D. Studentship – Graduate Teaching Assistant will do the following duties in the Department of Social Science at Edge Hill University

  • Completing a program of research training.
  • Undertaking tailored continuing researcher development.
  • Completing a program of training in teaching in Higher Education. Also, completing a Ph.D. program of research under the guidance of an appointed supervisory team.
  • Undertaking up to six hours teaching a week as directed by the Head of Department.
  • Similarly, undertaking up to nine hours per week to mark and prepare.
  • Furthermore, enhancing the research culture of the department in which they are located, and of the University as a whole, by participating in development activities including publication and presenting at conferences.


Interested candidates must have 2.1 or above undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. A Masters’s degree would also be an advantage. They will have to be highly motivated, resilient and with the determination to succeed and should possess strong written as well as oral communication skills along with excellent organizational skills.

In addition to that, they must have a passion for pursuing original research in the subject area along with the desire to develop the teaching ability by supporting an experienced and dynamic undergraduate program team.


Each GTA studentship packages is worth a total value of £20,000 for UK and EU students and £30,000 for International students per annum. This includes. Moreover, the estimation includes

  • A stipend of £9,180 per annum
  • Full waiver of research degree tuition fees worth £4,300 per annum for UK and EU students; and £13,750 per annum for international students
    £5,500 per annum to contribute to the cost of accommodation or free single room postgraduate student accommodation on campus (subject to availability)
  • Full waiver of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education tuition fee (worth £1740).

In addition to monetary benefits, the position will an award-winning staff health & wellbeing program, get assess to a wide range of developmental activities, get a discount on membership to the state of the art sport and leisure facilities and so much more.

Here’s the official link for this position.

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is a campus-based public university in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Moreover, this 1885 established education provider has three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care. Edge Hill University offers a wide range of course degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to that, this university is currently managing over 15,000 student population.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline24 January,2020
Company NameEdge Hill University



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