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School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Studentship Award for Excellence 2024/25


Key facts

Monday 8 April 2024
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 2024. The Scholarship is open to UK fee-rated applicants who plan to start their PhD or Masters by Research degree in October 2024. Award holders will receive fees at the UK rate and a maintenance grant matching UKRI rates (GBP 18,622 in 2023/24) (scaled pro-rata for part time applicants). <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> Award holders should meet the following criteria:<br /> - PhD candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted a distinction at MA or equivalent in a relevant subject area. <br /> - MA by Research candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted a first class Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.<br /> <br />

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

<p>Leeds is recognised as a global centre for research in the arts and humanities, achieving 70th in the world for Arts, Humanities and Cultures QS World Rankings by Subject 2019, and 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <strong>Information about the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>We are offering 1 full-time/ part-time scholarship in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies for one UK PhD or Masters by Research candidate, covering a maintenance grant matching UKRI maintenance stipend (currently &pound;18,622 in 2023/24) and UK tuition fees.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Duration of the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>For a PhD candidate, the duration is 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 (4 years if studying part time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.</li> <li>For Masters by Research, the duration is full-time for 1 year, or part-time for 2 years.&nbsp;</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 <a href="">online application form</a>. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is &ldquo;The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Scholarship&rdquo;. You will be expected to meet <a href="">our eligibility criteria</a> for PHD and Masters by Research candidates.</p> <p>In order to be considered for the Studentship you must submit all the required supporting documents for your application for PhD or Masters by Research study.<br /> Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.</p> <p><strong>Stage 2</strong><br /> <br /> Apply for the School of Languages, Cultures and Socities Doctoral Scholarship by completing the <a href="">Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>17:00 p.m. on 8<sup>th</sup> April 2024.</strong><br /> <br /> 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 this scholarship in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies should normally have a First class Undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline if applying for a Masters by Research. <br /> If applying for a PhD, students will require a Distinction (or predicted Distinction) in their Masters degree, also 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 Language, Cultures and Societies 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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