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PRHS Doctoral Scholarships 2024


Key facts

Thursday 25 January 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Dr Gerald Lang
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Two full scholarships are available in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science in 2024/25. One scholarship will cover home-rate fees and a maintenance payment, and another will cover international fees and maintenance. These fully funded research scholarships will be available for three years full-time or for five years part-time study.<br /> <br /> These fully funded PhD places provide an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in a range of fields covered by the School Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science: applied ethics; history of science; philosophy; and theology and religious studies.<br /> <br /> The School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2024/25.<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 Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science.

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

<p><strong>Information about the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>We are offering 2 PhD scholarships in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science for one UK and one International candidate, covering a maintenance stipend that matches UKRI rates (&pound;18,622 in 2023/24) and tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Duration of the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>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 for 1.5 years and renewable for a further period up to 3.5 years (part-time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</li> </ul> <p><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 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><strong>Stage 1</strong></p> <p>First, apply for a research place of study, through the online application form. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is the &ldquo;PRHS Doctoral Scholarship&rdquo;. You will be expected to meet our <a href="">eligibility criteria </a>for PhD candidates and provide the <a href="">necessary documents</a>.</p> <p>A complete application MUST include:<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Copies of all transcripts and degree certificates<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Research proposal<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;CV<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;English language evidence&nbsp;<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Two academic references. These must be submitted to <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stage 2</strong></p> <p>Apply for the School of PRHS Doctoral Scholarship by completing <a href="">the Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>17:00 p.m. on Thursday 25th January 2024</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 research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class 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 Master's 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 Philosophy, Religion and History of Science 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.

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

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