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Roehampton University

Roehampton University



AHRC Studentships (PhD and masters) available at the University of Roehampton through the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership

TECHNE is an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, a Consortium of 7 higher education institutions, including the University of Roehampton, based in London and the South-East of the UK. Over 5 years (2014-2019), TECHNE will award around 176 PhD studentships and 25 masters studentships at one of its partner institutions. The other partners are: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), Brighton University, Kingston University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London. The Consortium is named TECHNE in reference to the Greek term for craft – it will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PhD students. TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium.

As a member of the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Roehampton applicants for PhD study (and come current PhD students)* are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver) to start 1 October 2014. TECHNE offers a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education. Studentships are awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities. The TECHNE training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s 13 partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and ScienceMuseum) in the cultural sector. Please visit to find out more about the aims and opportunities of TECHNE.

It is not possible to apply directly to TECHNE for a studentship; applications must be made via the University of Roehampton for study at the university.  Your TECHNE application will therefore go through a two-stage process, being considered firstly by the University of Roehampton and, if selected, secondly by a panel of subject specialists from TECHNE members.

How to apply

Prospective or current doctoral students who are interested in applying for a studentship should proceed as follows:

Contact the Research Degrees Convener in the relevant department (please click here for a list of Research Degrees Conveners and their contact details) to talk informally about your research proposal and what supervision might be available. Contact Amy Brown in the Graduate School (, tel. 020 8392 3619) for general queries. Please note, AHRC studentships are only available for UK and EU applicants, and EU applicants who have not been in residence in the UK for a minimum of 3 years, will only be eligible for a fees-only studentship (see AHRC Funding Guide, Appendix A for details).





MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development

SOAS, University of London

This new programme is concerned with labour conditions and relations, social movements of labour and their contributions to development processes and changes in the Global South.

 It is the first MSc programme of its kind in the UK dedicated to Labour, Social Movements and Development. Students will have the opportunity to experience policy-making and labour campaigns in practice. They will participate in our interactive sessions to devise policies; and design and implement regional, national and international labour campaigns.

The MSc draws on the expertise of staff in the Department of Development Studies, specialising in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It benefits from our contacts within the field, including with NGOs and international organisations.

The MSc degree will focus on:

  • Labour process and organisations in the South
  • A comparative history of labour and social movements in countries such asChina,Korea,India,South Africa, Brazil and the Middle East
  • The impact of neoliberalism and globalisation on workers in the South 
  • Informalisation of labour, casualisation and precarious work
  • Feminisation of labour
  • Forced labour and child labour 
  • Rural labour, migrant labour and labour in Export Processing Zones
  • Household and reproductive labour
  • The International Labour Organisation, international labour standards and decent work
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, codes of conduct and anti-sweatshop campaigning
  • Theories and practices of local, national and international labour campaigns

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