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School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Studentship Award for Excellence


Key facts

Friday 5 June 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
University of Leeds
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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We are delighted to offer four School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Studentship Awards. These Scholarships are open to applicants who plan to start their Masters by Research Degree or PhD in October 2020. Winners will receive fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant of &pound;15,243 (scaled pro-rata for part time applicants).

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

<p>All eligible candidates who <a href="">apply</a> for a place of study within the School of Lanugages, Cultures and Societies will automatically be considered for this award. No separate application form is required.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Winners should&nbsp;meet the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li><strong>PhD</strong> candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted a Distinction at MA or equivalent in a relevant subject area.&nbsp; (Studentships are available for 3&nbsp;years full-time study and 5 years part-time study.)</li> <li><strong>MA by Research </strong>candidates will be expected to hold or be predicted a BA First or equivalent in a relevant subject area.&nbsp;(Studentships are available for 1 year full-time study and 2 years part-time study.)</li> </ul> <p>PhD&nbsp; awards will be made for one year in the first instance and will be renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.</p> <p>In addition, award holders will be required to be resident in or within easy travelling distance of Leeds.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Applications must be received by&nbsp;5<span class="superscript_text">th</span>&nbsp;June 2020.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>Please note that nominees and reserves only will be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date</em>.</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>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online&nbsp;<a href=""></a>. &nbsp;Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is LCS Studentship Award for Excellence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the School's minimum English language requirements (below). 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.

<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: <a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 0205</p>