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School of Law Teaching and Research Training Scholarship


Key facts

Friday 1 May 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
University of Leeds
School of Law
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

These fully-funded PhD places provide an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in a range of fields relating to law and criminal justice. The School of Law invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2020-2021 for the School of Law Teaching and Research Training Scholarship. The award is open to full-time candidates (UK/EU) who have been offered a place on a PhD degree at the School of Law. We especially welcome applications that connect to the School&rsquo;s core research areas of business law and practice, criminal justice and criminology, law and social justice, and legal education. The value of the award is equivalent to the cost of Home/EU rated course fees for 2020-2021 plus an annual stipend of &pound;11,000. As part of the scholarship, you will be required to undertake some teaching within the School. Teaching work will be paid and can yield additional earnings of up to &pound;3,500 per year.

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

<p>The School of Law is a fantastic place to work and study. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top 10 UK law schools. The REF 2014 found that 88% of research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, and placed the School 4th in the UK for overall impact of research.</p> <p>Supporting PhD study is central to the School of Law&rsquo;s identity as an academic institution. 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.</p> <p>We have a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers both within the School and the University of Leeds more broadly. Our PhD students are encouraged to get involved in a range of academic events, social events, networks and societies.</p> <p>We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive study experience. We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates.</p>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<p>For more information about undertaking a PhD in the School of Law, see the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">School website</a>.</p> <p>This award is to be offered to an applicant commencing in October 2020&nbsp;and cannot be deferred.&nbsp;</p> <p>To ensure there is sufficient time to consider you for a&nbsp;place on the programme in advance of the&nbsp;scholarship deadline we would strongly advise that you apply for a study place on the PhD at least a month&nbsp;prior to the scholarship deadline.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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

<p>Stage 1 &ndash;&nbsp;Apply for a place on the PhD programme in the School of Law</p> <p>Formal applications for a PhD should be made online through the <a href="" target="_blank">University&rsquo;s online system</a>. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is the &lsquo;School of Law Teaching and Research Training Scholarship&rsquo;.</p> <p>Stage 2 &ndash;&nbsp;Apply for the scholarship.</p> <p>Please submit a <a href="">scholarship application form</a> by the deadline to <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Applicants should&nbsp;ensure they have provided all supporting documents with their application for research&nbsp;degree:&nbsp;degree transcripts and certificates, Masters results (or results obtained so far) and a research proposal. We may not be able to consider your application if any of these are outstanding</li> <li>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the School of Law&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</li> </ul> <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 PhD programmes should normally have at least a merit (or expected merit) at Master's level and first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or international equivalents) 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 research postgraduate research study 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 Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8056.</p>