News: Three-year bursary for postgraduate research within merchant shipping

Southampton Solent University's School of Maritime Science and Engineering is offering a three year bursary to undertake postgraduate research within the field of merchant shipping. The funding covers £15,000 per year (for three years) stipend for the student, and all fees included (UK based). Travel budget included to attend UK meetings.

The PhD studentship will examine the optimum crewing strategies for the merchant shipping industry. The student will be joining part of an established research team and will be undertaking supervised research in the area of stable and fluid team work within the Merchant Navy.

Responsibilities will include carrying out literature searches, gathering primary and secondary data in areas including team working and the benefits of stable and fluid crewing strategies within the Merchant Navy. The successful applicant will also examine fixed teams in other industries and how best practice there can be translated to the merchant shipping industry.

The studentship also involves liaison with the project lead and the PhD supervision team. Internal and external contacts to the University will need to be consulted for the data collection. You will be expected to undertake and successfully complete a Postgraduate Certificate in research methods (under supervision) within the three year time period.