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Funded PhD Studentship: Respecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Cyberspace

Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for a doctoral studentship in Human Rights. The student who receives the post will spend 3 years on campus, taking courses and completing a dissertation to earn a Ph.D.

In addition, the individual will assist with an ongoing research project entitled Respecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Cyberspace. A fully funded position, the studentship allows the student to enroll tuition and fee-free. The individual will also receive an annual stipend of £15,053 to pay for travel, accommodations and other expenses.

To qualify for the Respecting Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Cyberspace studentship, applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper first class honors degree or equivalent and/or distinction at Masters in Law. Only applicants from the United Kingdom and the European Union will be considered. Highly competitive, the position will require a strong academic record and previous research experience. The university will continue to accept applications online through June 15, 2017.

PhD Studentship: Big Data Analytics (Technological Risks and Solutions for Protecting Human Rights)

The University of Essex in Colchester, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for a human rights doctoral studentship. A 3-year placement, the program allows students to complete the coursework and dissertation required to obtain a Ph.D. in human rights while participating in a research project, entitled Big Data Analytics: Technological Risks and Solutions for Protecting Human Rights. The student will receive full funding to pay for tuition and fees at the university plus a stipend of £14,553 per year to cover accommodations, travel and living expenses.

Qualified applicants for the program will hold a master’s degree in computer science, law or a related field. Individuals who have multi-disciplinary backgrounds are preferred and will have an advantage. A strong academic background is mandatory, and those with previous research experience will receive priority. To qualify for funding, applicants must be from the United Kingdom or the European Union. Applications will continue to be accepted online through June 9, 2017.

Funded PhD Studentship: Governments’ Monitoring of Social Media and International Law (Joint PhD Research Study)

Swansea University in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for a doctoral studentship in Governments’ Monitoring of Social Media and International Law that is being offered through a partnership with the Université Grenoble Alpes’ Centre for International Security and European Studies. The student who receives the placement will receive full funding to cover tuition and fees plus a £15,053 annual stipend to help cover the cost of travel and accommodations. As a part of the program, students will assist with an ongoing research study, spending 6 months at the Swansea campus and 6 months at the Université Grenoble Alpes’ in Grenoble, France.

To be considered for the studentship, applicants must have a master’s degree in law and a history of academic excellence. Previous research experience is also required. In addition, applicants must be from the United Kingdom or the European Union to qualify for the program. Applications for the program will be accepted online through August 18, 2017.

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