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School of English Doctoral Scholarship 2024/25


Key facts

Monday 8 April 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 Clare Barker
School of English
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

One scholarship is available to UK applicants for postgraduate research study in the School of English. This fully funded research scholarship is available for three years full-time study or five years part-time study leading to a doctoral degree, and offers fees and maintenance. This is on condition of satisfactory progress, reviewed at the end of the first academic year (full time) or second academic year (part time).

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

<p>With over 40 full-time members of staff, whose interests range across the whole spectrum of English studies, the School is one of the largest and most dynamic English departments in the UK and has an international reputation for research excellence. The School plays a vital interdisciplinary role in several of the University&rsquo;s leading research centres, and currently has around 90 postgraduate research (PGR) students.</p> <p><strong>Duration of Scholarship:</strong><br /> Full-time, 3 years in total, or part-time, 5 years in total.</p> <p><strong>Scholarship Value:</strong><br /> The award includes full fees at Home rate for three years and a maintenance grant matching UKRI rates (&pound;18,622 in session 2023/24) &ndash; pro rata for part time study.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Eligibility Criteria:</strong><br /> To be considered for the award, candidates must have submitted a complete application for PhD study in the School of English by <strong>March 22<sup>nd</sup> 2024&nbsp;</strong>and have submitted an application for the Scholarship by the deadline (<strong>8<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;April 2024</strong>).</p> <p><strong>Other conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Awards must be taken up by 1<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;October 2024.</li> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.</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 in the <a href="">School of English</a>, through the <a href="">online application form</a>. You will be expected to meet our <a href="">eligibility criteria</a> for PHD candidates.</p> <p>In order to be considered for the Studentship you must submit all the required supporting documents for your application for PhD study.</p> <p>You should submit your application for a research degree by <strong>March 22<sup>nd</sup> 2024</strong>&nbsp;at the latest, so that the School has sufficient time to consider your application for a place on the research degree programme.</p> <p>Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.</p> <p><strong>Stage 2</strong></p> <p>Apply for the &lsquo;School of English Doctoral Scholarship 2024/25&rsquo; by completing the <a href="">Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>17:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>on 8<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;April 2024 (UK time).</strong></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 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 English 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>

<p>For further information related to the application process please email the Graduate School Admissions Team at&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>