We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic candidate to conduct PhD research on participatory rights surrounding mass graves. The PhD project fills an important human rights blind spot in the present human rights theory and practice surrounding mass graves.

The PhD studentship forms part of the Mass Grave Protection, Investigation and Engagement (MaGPIE) research project led by Professor Melanie Klinkner and the selected candidate will form part of the MaPGIE team.

This is a fully-funded PhD studentship which includes a stipend of £18,622 each year to support your living costs.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


36 months

Entry requirements:

Outstanding academic potential as measured normally by either a 1st class honours degree or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.5 in each component, or equivalent). For more information check out our full entry requirements