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School of Performance and Cultural Industries Scholarships


Key facts

Monday 1 June 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
School of Performance and Cultural Industries
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Two fully funded Scholarships of academic fees (home/EU rate) and maintenance (UK research council rate). This is an open call in line with the school&rsquo;s range of interests and expertise. We invite proposals on a range of topics in theatre and performance, including scenography, somatic practice, new writing, creativity, entrepreneurship, audience research, participation, urbanism, cultural policy and more.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online <em><font style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href=""></a>&nbsp;</font></em></p> <p>Formal applications for the scholarship can be made by sending a 500-600 word statement to Linda Watson at</p> <p>Please ensure that you address</p> <ol type="1"> <li>how your previous experience, qualifications and interests would equip you to undertake the proposed research;</li> <li>&nbsp;how you would formulate the project within the scope of the specialist supervision available in the School and its relevant areas of research expertise.</li> </ol> <p>We will assess your potential through your application form, accompanying statement, CV and interview.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> Linda Watson &ndash; &nbsp;;</p>

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