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School of Law Doctoral Scholarship 2023


Key facts

Friday 28 April 2023
Funding start date
Sunday 1 October 2023
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
School of Law
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Law invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2023/24 for the School of Law Doctoral Scholarship.<br /> <br /> Two full scholarships are available in the School of Law for 2022/23. This scholarship is open to UK applicants and covers UK fees plus a maintenance stipend that matches UKRI rates.<br /> <br /> This fully funded PhD place provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in a range of fields relating to law and criminal justice.<br /> <br /> The award is open to full-time or part-time candidates (UK only) who have been offered a place on a PhD degree at the School of Law. We especially welcome applications that connect to the School&#039;s core research areas of business law and practice, criminal justice and criminology, law and social justice, and legal education.

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

<p>The <a href="">School of Law</a> is a fantastic place to work and study. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top 10 UK law schools. The School of Law is a research-intensive school. We especially welcome applications that connect to the School&rsquo;s core research areas of business law and practice, criminal justice and criminology, law and social justice, and legal education.&nbsp;</p> <p>Supporting postgraduate research is central to the School of Law&rsquo;s identity as an academic institution. We seek to attract the brightest and best scholars from around the world and provide them with an outstanding study experience. We also ensure that they have access to a huge array of career and personal development opportunities.</p> <p>We have a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers both within the School and the University of Leeds more broadly. Our PhD students are encouraged to get involved in a range of academic events, social events, networks and societies.<br /> We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive study experience. We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates.</p> <p><strong>Information about the Award</strong><br /> We are offering 2 full-time/ part-time PHD scholarships in the <a href="">School of Law </a>for two UK candidates, covering a maintenance grant matching UKRI maintenance stipend (currently &pound;17,668 in 2022/23) and UK tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Duration of the Award</strong><br /> Full-time (3 years) or part time (5 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years (full time) or 4 years (part time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.<br /> <br /> <strong>Other Conditions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.</li> <li>Awards must be taken up by 1st October 2023.</li> <li>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this scholarship.</li> </ul>

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

<p><strong>Stage 1</strong></p> <p>First, apply for a research place of study, through the <a href="">online application form</a>. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is &ldquo;The School of Law Doctoral Scholarship&rdquo;. You will be expected to meet <a href="">our eligibility criteria</a> for PHD candidates.</p> <p>In order to be considered for the Studentship you must submit all the <a href="">required supporting documents</a> for your application for PhD study.&nbsp;Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.</p> <p><strong>Stage 2</strong><br /> Apply for the School of Law Doctoral Scholarship by completing the <a href="">Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>12.00 p.m. on Friday 28th April 2023.</strong></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>As an international research-intensive university, 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. Within the 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. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.&nbsp;</em></p>

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

Applicants to this scholarship in the School of Law should normally have a First class Undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) AND/ OR a Distinction (or predicted Distinction) in their Masters degree (both in an appropriate discipline). 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 postgraduate research study in the School of Law is an IELTS of 7.0 overall with at least 6.5 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.

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

<p>For further information please contact the <a href="Ā ?subject=School%20of%20Law%20scholarship">Graduate School Admissions Office</a>&nbsp;</p>

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