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School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Studentship Award for Excellence 2022


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Key facts

Monday 6 June 2022
Funding start date
Saturday 1 October 2022
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is delighted to offer one fully funded Studentship Award for Excellence commencing October 2022. The Scholarship is open to UK fee-rated applicants who plan to start their PhD or Masters by Research degree in October 2022.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>Award holders will receive fees at the UK rate (&pound;4,600 in 2022/3)&nbsp;and a maintenance grant (&pound;15,609 in 2021/2 full time &ndash; scaled pro rata for part-time applicants).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>All eligible candidates who <a href="">submit</a>&nbsp;an application for a study place within the <a href="">School of Languages, Cultures and Societies</a> will be automatically considered for this award. A separate application form is not required.</p> <p>Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional research potential, have a well-developed research proposal that is achievable within the funded period and is in line with the research interests of their prospective supervisors.&nbsp;Award holders should&nbsp;meet the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li><strong>PhD</strong> candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted&nbsp;a distinction at MA or equivalent in a relevant subject area&nbsp;(Studentships are available for 3&nbsp;years full-time study and 5 years part-time study).</li> <li><strong>MA by Research </strong>candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted a first class BA degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area&nbsp;(Studentships are available for 1 year full-time study and 2 years part-time study).</li> </ul> <p>PhD awards will be made for one year in the first instance and will be renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.</p> <p>In addition, award holders will be required to be resident in or within easy travelling distance of Leeds.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Applications must be received by&nbsp;23:59 on the 6&nbsp;June 2022.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Nominated and reserve candidates will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date.</p>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<p>Leeds is recognised as a global centre for research in the arts and humanities,&nbsp;with a consistent record of performing exceptionally in UK measures of quality, excellence and impact. As one of the largest and most diverse arts and humanities faculty in the UK, our research projects range widely by period, geography and theme but are united by their focus on innovation, academic rigour and global reach.</p> <p>With world-leading researchers, and world-class archives and facilities, we generate innovative, intellectually and socially significant research within a wide spectrum of disciplines, and across an exceptionally strong range of interdisciplinary strengths.</p> <p>We conduct interdisciplinary and impact-orientated quality research to address challenges at regional, national and global levels. To achieve this our research is user-led and solutions focused, driven by the needs of our partners and stakeholders.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university,&nbsp;we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.&nbsp;Within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.&nbsp;Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

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

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made by completing an&nbsp;<a href="">online</a><a href="">&nbsp;application</a>. &nbsp;Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies&nbsp;Studentship Award for Excellence.</p> <p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office at <a href=""></a></p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the School&#39;s minimum English language requirements (please see&nbsp;below).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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

Applicants should hold a first class or upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline and a distinction or predicted distinction at master's degree level. 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 (please contact the Graduate School Office for information about alternative English language qualifications accepted by the School). The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. A degree from a country in which English is the primary language can be considered valid evidence of English language qualifications provided that it is no more than two years old at the time of the proposed start date.

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

<p>Further information can be obtained by contacting&nbsp;the Graduate School Office at <a href=""></a></p>

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