Postgraduate research opportunities

Studentships available

GCU London is seeking PhD applications from highly qualified individuals across research discipline areas which fit with our research excellence strategy.

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD research studentship based at GCU London. The studentship of £19,100 per year is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The studentship covers the payment of tuition fees (currently £4,300 for UK/EU students or £14,000 for International students) plus an annual stipend of £14,800 for UK/EU students or £5,100 for International students.

Studentship project title: Exploring and understanding the meaning and significance of hijab: Identity, fashion and ‘well-being’ in the age of islamophobia.

Research disciplines: Psychology, Fashion, Muslim Identity, Well-being

Reference Number: S2017GCUL001

Deadline for applications: Monday 10 April 2017

For more information, please download the project brief document.

If you have any queries about the project brief, contact Dr. Bipasha Ahmed (lead), Dr. Ruth Marciniak or Dr. Dina Khalifa.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the GCU Research Application Form.

Please send the form, stating the studentship project title and reference number, with a CV, copies of academic qualifications, 2 references, and any other relevant documentation to If you require further information about a project, please refer to the staff contact in the project summary.

Applicants shortlisted for a PhD will be contacted for an interview.

* Guidance on writing a research proposal


Applicants will normally hold a UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or a Masters degree in a subject relevant to the research project. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered. A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required. Some research disciplines may require higher levels.