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School of History Doctoral Scholarship 2024


Key facts

Wednesday 24 January 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Dr Jessica Meyer
School of History
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

One full scholarship is available in the School of History in 2024/25. This scholarship is open to UK applicants and cover Home fees plus maintenance stipend (currently GBP 18,622 in 2023/24). This fully funded PhD place provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in historical studies.<br /> <br /> The School of History invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2024/25 for the School of History Doctoral Scholarship.<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 History. We especially welcome applications that connect to the School&#039;s research interests in health histories, war and conflict, politics, diplomacy and international relations, empires and their aftermaths, women, gender and sexualities, and public histories.

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

<p><u><strong>Information about the Award&nbsp;</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>We are offering one full or part-time PHD scholarship in the School of History for UK candidates, covering a maintenance grant matching the UKRI maintenance stipend (currently &pound;18,622 in 2023/24) and UK tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>Duration of the Award&nbsp;</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Full-time (3 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.</li> <li>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 four years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>Other Conditions</strong></u></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 2024.</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><u><strong>Stage 1</strong></u></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 History Doctoral Scholarship&rdquo;. You will be expected to meet our<a href=""> eligibility criteria</a> for PHD candidates.</p> <p>In order to be considered for a Studentship you must submit all the required<a href=""> supporting documents </a>for your application for PhD study.</p> <p>Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.</p> <p><u><strong>Stage 2</strong></u></p> <p>Apply for the School of History Doctoral Scholarship by completing the <a href="">Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by 17:00 p.m. on Wednesday 24<sup>th</sup> January 2024.</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. Across all Faculties 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.</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 in the School of History 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 Admisisons Office (</p>