Bloomsbury College PhD Studentships 2015-16

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The three studentships for 2015-16 at SOAS are available for the following projects:

+ "The Food Practices Of Young Children At Home And In Daycare: A Cross Context Approach In A Multiethnic London Region" - Principal Supervisor: Prof. Harry West (SOAS) / Co- Supervisor: Dr Rebecca O'Connell (UCL, IOE).

+ "Schema Acquisition In Indian Music: Learning To Compose And Improvise In An Oral Tradition" - Principal Supervisor: Prof. Richard Widdess (SOAS) / Co- Supervisor: Prof. Susan Hallam (IOE).

+ "Contemporary Women's writing in African languages in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa" - Prof. Lutz Marten (SOAS) / Co- Supervisor: Dr Mpalive-Hangson Msiska (BBK).

Eligible Programmes

+ Candidates must apply for the full-time MPhil/PhD Anthropology and Sociology for the project: The Food Practices Of Young Children At Home And In Daycare: A Cross Context Approach In A Multiethnic London Region
+ Candidates must apply for the full-time MPhil/PhD Music for the project: Schema Acquisition In Indian Music: Learning To Compose And Improvise In An Oral Tradition
+ Candidates must apply for the full-time MPhil/PhD Africa Studies for the project: Contemporary Women's writing in African languages in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
+ Part-time programmes are not eligible.

Candidate Criteria

+ The following projects are open to Home/EU ONLY: "Contemporary Women's writing in African languages in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa" and "Schema Acquisition In Indian Music: Learning To Compose And Improvise In An Oral Tradition"
+ The following project is open to BOTH Home/EU and Overseas applicants: "The Food Practices Of Young Children At Home And In Daycare: A Cross Context Approach In A Multiethnic London Region"

+ For the project: "The food Practices of young children at home and in daycare: a cross context approach in a multi-ethnic London region", the successful candidate will have a previous first class or strong upper second class degree in anthropology (or in a closely related discipline, as well as familiarity with anthropological theory and methodology).
+ For the project: "Schema Acquisition In Indian Music: Learning To Compose And Improvise In An Oral Tradition", candidates should have or expect to have a Master’s degree in ethnomusicology, music psychology or music education.
+ For the project: "Contemporary Women's writing in African languages in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa", the candidate will have an excellent academic track record with a strong humanities or area studies focus. S/he will hold a BA of upper second class or higher and an MA degree with merit or higher. Good understanding of African literature, knowledge of an African language and research/study experience in an African context would be an advantage.

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