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School of Law Doctoral Scholarship

PGR-F-348

Key facts

Deadline
Friday 26 April 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
2
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Schools
School of Law
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Two full scholarships are available in the School of Law in 2024/25. These scholarships are open to UK applicants and cover fees plus maintenance.<br /> <br /> The School of Law invites applications for a School of Law Doctoral Scholarship from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2024/25. <br /> <br /> These fully funded Scholarships are open to full-time or part-time UK candidates 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. <br /> <br /> The School of Law is an outstanding place to study. We have been consistently ranked amongst the top 10 UK law schools. The last REF found that 88% of our research is either world-leading or internationally excellent and placed us 4th in the UK for overall research impact. Our School is comprised of four research centres: the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, the Centre for Law &amp;amp; Social Justice, the Centre for Business Law and Practice, and the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education. <br /> <br /> Supporting PhD study is central to our identity. We have a vibrant and inclusive community of around 100 postgraduate researchers within the School. 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. Our postgraduate researchers are encouraged to get involved in a range of academic and social events, networks, and societies. <br /> <br /> We are committed to diversifying our community and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to, Black, Asian, people who belong to a minoritised ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected on merit and ability.

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

<h4 paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{108}" paraid="1407304614">Duration of the Award&nbsp;</h4> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-font="Courier New" data-leveltext="o" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Courier New&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[9675],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;o&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="14" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{114}" paraid="1413475272">Full-time (3.5 years), pro-rata for part-time. The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to 2 and a half years (pro-rata for part-time), subject to satisfactory academic progress.&nbsp;Please note that in year 4 the scholarship will cover up to 6 months of maintenance allowance but will not cover the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-fees/doc/research-degrees-fees">over time fee</a> (currently &pound;290)</p> </li> </ul> <h4 paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{129}" paraid="1022781802">Funding&nbsp;</h4> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-font="Courier New" data-leveltext="o" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Courier New&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[9675],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;o&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="12" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{139}" paraid="1374004862">Full Fees&nbsp;</p> </li> <li paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{146}" paraid="1270159784">Maintenance matching UKRI rates (&pound;18,622 in Session 2023/24 for full-time study, part-time will be pro-rata at 60%). This amount increases per annum in line with the Research Council UK rate.</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{146}" paraid="1270159784">Other Conditions</p> <ul> <li> <p>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.</p> </li> <li> <p>Awards must be taken up by 1st October 2024.</p> </li> <li> <p>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this scholarship.</p> </li> </ul> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{216}" paraid="34245057">&nbsp;</p> <h4 paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{216}" paraid="34245057">Selection Process&nbsp;</h4> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-font="Courier New" data-leveltext="o" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Courier New&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[9675],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;o&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{222}" paraid="1287174703">The final list of awards are based on academic merit and no other factors such as financial hardship are taken into account.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-font="Courier New" data-leveltext="o" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Courier New&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[9675],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;o&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5f966766-4910-4645-858a-5ac5a380ad40}{229}" paraid="34541395">The University will publish the names of the successful applicants&nbsp;within 6&nbsp;weeks of the relevant scholarship closing date.&nbsp;</p> </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="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">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="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/law-research-degrees/doc/entry-requirements-1">our eligibility criteria</a> for PHD candidates.</p> <p>In order to be considered for the Studentship you must submit all the <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/law-research-degrees/doc/apply">required supporting documents</a> for your application for PhD study.</p> <p><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 Law Doctoral Scholarship by completing the <a href="https://app.onlinesurveys.jisc.ac.uk/s/leeds/school-of-law-doctoral-scholarship-2023-24">Scholarship Application Form</a>. You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>12.00 p.m. on Friday 26<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;April&nbsp;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. 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 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 Graduate School Admissions Office.<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:applypgr.socialsciences@leeds.ac.uk?subject=School%20of%20Law%20Doctoral%20Scholarship">applypgr.socialsciences@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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