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PhD Studentship (ESRC South Coast DTP) - Lifelong, informal and community learning in the lives of adults with learning disabilities

Southampton Education School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £14553
Annual stipend of £14553 (2017/18 RCUK rate) plus payment of programme fees
Closing Date:   Wednesday 31 January 2018
Reference:  SCDTP946217CJ

Lifelong, informal and community learning in the lives of adults with learning disabilities 

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2018/19 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Professor Melanie Nind (Education, Lead Supervisor) (, Doctor Andrew Power (Human Geography) 

This PhD project enables a suitably qualified applicant to undertake a critical exploration of new forms and spaces of learning for adults with learning disabilities as they respond to novel situations arising from changed policy and financial contexts. There is scope for the doctoral researcher to use the constructs of lifelong, informal or community learning as befits their chosen specific focus. You will be expected to work in respectful collaboration with disabled people, using methods that engage them, and to contribute towards both theoretical developments in education/disability studies and enhanced lives of the disabled people involved.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £14553 (2017/18 RCUK rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 11.59pm 31st January 2018.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position



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