PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK 2018



The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is now offering two PhD studentships, for research on either Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe, for a September 2018 start. It is a fixed, 3-year fulltime studentship ideal for students who have just concluded a Masters degree in a relevant discipline( history, Middle Eastern languages, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, sociology, anthropology)

About the University

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The University of Edinburgh was ranked 19th in the world by the 2016–17 QS rankings. It is now ranked 23rd in the world according to 2018 QS Rankings.




Islamic Studies


  • Full tuition fee
  • Living allowance of £14,553for 2018-19
  • Yearly research budget of £1000.


    Essential qualifications:

  • An undergraduate and normally a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
  • Proven research skills.
  • Ability to undertake research which may involve both the study of texts and engaging with individuals and communities.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity.
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • A willingness to be flexible and work non-standard hours, if required

    Desirable qualifications

  • Experience in conducting and explaining research to a wide variety of audiences, both within and beyond a university context.
  • Knowledge of a relevant language (e.g. Arabic, Persian)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in designing material for websites.
  • Experience of working with the media.


    April 12, 2018

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