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Postgraduate Research Starter Bursaries (Partial Scholarship/Bursary) UK

Postgraduate Research Starter Bursaries (Partial Scholarship/Bursary) UK

Postgraduate Research Starter Bursaries (Partial Scholarship/Bursary)

Reference Number: R1184
Closing Date:02/05/2014
Duration:1 year of a PhD programme
Funding Amount:one year UK/EU fees
Level of Study:Postgraduate Research
Regions:EU (Non UK), International (Non EU), UK

Key Studentship Information

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is offering a number of research bursaries (equivalent to one year’s Home/EU fees) on a competitive basis to students commencing their PhD studies in the School in 2014/5.

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is a large multi-disciplinary school which has a dynamic and highly successful research culture. Currently there are 126 postgraduate research students in the School. Located in the John Percival Building, the School specialises in distinctive approaches to research in English Language and Communication, English Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory and Philosophy.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 90% of the School’s research was rated at least of ‘international standard’ with 60% of research in English Literature and Language classed as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.

The School has a thriving postgraduate community. Training and support are key commitments to help students build success. Our postgraduates play an active role in the numerous reading groups, research seminars, workshops and conferences taking place in the School.

The School has dedicated research space for PhD students providing a convenient working area close to all facilities, including the Arts and Social Studies Library, with its specialist research collections, such as the Cardiff Rare Books, and complementary electronic resources.

Supervisors: a full list of potential supervisors in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy and their research interests

Application Deadline: To be considered for a Research Bursary you must have applied for a place on a PhD programme in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy by 5 p.m. on Friday 2 May 2014.

Number of Studentships Available: 4

Start Date: To be eligible applicants must be commencing the PhD in the academic year 2014/15. If you are offered a place for 14/15 and defer it to 15/16 you would not be eligible for a bursary.

Funding

This studentship is funded by the School of English, Communication and Philosophy. It consists of one year UK/EU fees.Students from outside the EU must find the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Eligibility

Academic Criteria: All eligible applicants will be considered for the awards, which will be decided on the basis of academic merit, taking into account past academic performance and future research potential. To be eligible for these awards you must:

  • Be applying for a place on a full-time or part-time PhD programme at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy
  • Have submitted your PhD application by Friday 2 May 2014
  • Anticipate beginning your studies during the 14/15 academic year; deferral is not possible
  • Not be in receipt of a funding award from another source

Residency Criteria: The awards are open to UK/EU and international students without further restriction. The bursary will cover the first PhD year at the Home/EU rate. Overseas students would be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and International fees themselves.

How to Apply

Consideration is automatic on applying for a place on a PhD programme in the School fo English, Communication and Philosophy to start in the academic year 2014/15. To be eligible for this funding opportunity, your PhD application must have been received by 2 May 2014.

For information on the School’s PhD programmes and how to apply (including information on supporting documents relevant to each programme)

To be considered for a Research Bursary you must have applied for a place on a PhD programme in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy by 5 p.m. on Friday 2 May 2014.

Further Information

Enquiries should be directed to via email to Rhian Rattray or Rachel Thomas. Email:encap-pg@cardiff.ac.uk, or via telephone on +44 (0)2920 873 022 or +44 (0)2920 874 722.

 

 

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