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AHC Doctoral Scholarships 2020

PGR-F-71

Key facts

Deadline
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Number of funding places
2
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Schools
Institute for Medieval Studies, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, School of Design, School of English, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, School of History, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, School of Media and Communication, School of Music, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
Research groups/institutes
Institute for Medieval Studies
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Two AHC Doctoral Scholarships are available for UK, EU and International students for postgraduate research study in the following Schools &ndash; Design; English; Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies; History; Languages, Cultures and Societies; Media and Communications; Music; Performance and Cultural Industries and Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. These fully funded research scholarships are available for 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time study.

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

<p><strong>Application Closing Date: Wednesday, 5.00pm, 1st April 2020</strong></p> <p><strong>Duration of Scholarship</strong></p> <p>Full-time, 3 years in total&nbsp;(UK, EU and International students) or part-time, 5 years in total (UK and EU students only).</p> <p><strong>Scholarship Value</strong></p> <p>The award includes full fees&nbsp;and a maintenance grant (&pound;15,009 in Session 2019/20).</p> <p><strong>Study Options</strong></p> <p>The AHC Doctoral Scholarships are for students seeking a scholarship to support their PhD studies in any of the nine Schools within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. The Faculty will consider applications from students seeking to undertake PhD study through any of the following programmes.</p> <ul> <li>Doctoral Research within one School</li> <li>Doctoral Research&nbsp;across two Schools (Interdisciplinary)</li> <li>Doctoral Research by Distance Learning (For applicants who wish to be based overseas, the award will be tuition fees only and not include a maintenance grant)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Eligibility Criteria</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 1 October 2020.</li> <li>The awards are available for new Postgraduate Researchers undertaking full-time or part-time research study leading to the degree of PhD.&nbsp; Students who are already registered for PhD research study are excluded from applying.</li> <li>Applicants for Doctoral Research in one School or Doctoral Research across two Schools must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this Scholarship.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Selection Process</strong></p> <p>Host Schools will nominate a maximum of TWO applicants for an AHC Doctoral Scholarship for consideration by AHC Graduate School Scholarships Selection Panel.</p> <p>The AHC Graduate School will inform the successful and reserve nominees of the competition outcome within 10 weeks of the closing date.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p><strong>Stage 1</strong></p> <p>Apply for a research&nbsp;programme of study&nbsp;by completing the online&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">application form</a>.</p> <p><strong>Stage 2</strong></p> <p>Submit an online application for an <a href="https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ahc-doctoral-scholarship-2020-application-form">AHC Doctoral Scholarship</a>.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s&nbsp;minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</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 any of the Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures 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 details contact the School in which you intend to study.</p> <p>School of Design &ndash; <a href="mailto:designpgr@leeds.ac.uk">designpgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of English &ndash; <a href="mailto:englishpgr@leeds.ac.uk">e</a><a href="mailto:Englishpgr@leeds.ac.uk">nglishpgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies &ndash; <a href="mailto:fineartpgr@leeds.ac.uk">fineartpgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of History &ndash; <a href="mailto:historypgr@leeds.ac.uk">historypgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Languages, Cultures and Societies &ndash; <a href="mailto:lcspgr@leeds.ac.uk">lcspgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Media and Communications &ndash; <a href="mailto:mediapgr@leeds.ac.uk">mediapgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Music &ndash; <a href="mailto:musicpgr@leeds.ac.uk">musicpgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Performance and Cultural Industries &ndash; <a href="mailto:pcipgr@leeds.ac.uk">pcipgr@leeds.ac.uk</a><br /> School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science &ndash; <a href="mailto:prhspgr@leeds.ac.uk">prhspgr@leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>OR the AHC Graduate School &ndash; <a href="mailto:ahcgraduateschool@leeds.ac.uk">ahcgraduateschool@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>