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Royal Thai Embassy/University of Leeds Scholarship


Key facts

Wednesday 17 June 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
External organisation
Key staff
Professor Martin Seeger
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies are delighted to offer The Royal Thai Embassy/University of Leeds Scholarship to those applying to study a Masters by Research (MAR) degree starting in October 2020. The award is open to those applying to Thai Studies. The winner will receive &pound;15,000, this will cover fees at Home/EU rate (&pound;4,600) and a monthly maintenance to include expenses incurred during the fieldwork period in Thailand.

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

<p>This scholarship continues the generous support for Thai Studies which the University of Leeds has received from the Royal Thai Embassy in London since the introduction of the subject area in 2004.&nbsp; This Scholarship will include a period of fieldwork in Thailand of up to 6 months.</p> <p>The Scholarship is open to full-time (12 months) or part-time (24 months) applicants (part-time payments will be scaled pro rata).</p> <p>The winner will be&nbsp;expected to take an active role in research activities within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and to contribute to the promotion of postgraduate study in the School via support at Open Days (once or twice per year) and by maintaining an up-to-date researcher profile on the School website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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

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

<p>We require a<a href=""><font color="#0066cc"> Masters by Research&nbsp;application </font></a>and&nbsp;<a href=""><font color="#0066cc">Royal Thai Embassy/University of Leeds Scholarship&nbsp;</font></a>application by&nbsp;the deadline date of&nbsp;17:00 on 17<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> June 2020.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the School&rsquo;s 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. Candidates for PhD study in the School should already hold or be studying for an MA or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study 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. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: lcspgr<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 0205</p>