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Sutcliffe Scholarship for Research Degree Study in French


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 Languages, Cultures and Societies
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies are delighted to offer one Masters by Research (MAR) award totalling &pound;12,000 to students wishing to undertake MAR study in French beginning in October 2020. The Scholarship will cover fees at the Home/EU rate and monthly maintenance.

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

<p>The Sutcliffe Scholarship was established in 2018 following a generous bequest from the estate of Dr Malcolm Sutcliffe, alumnus of French at Leeds.&nbsp;The &pound;12,000 scholarship will cover the winner&rsquo;s&nbsp;fees at the home/EU rate of &pound;4,600, with the remainder to be paid in monthly maintenance instalments. Full and part-time study will be considered&nbsp;(part-time candidates will be paid pro-rata).</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="">Masters by Research application</a> and <a href="">Sutcliffe Scholarship application</a> by the deadline date of 17:00 on 27th March 2020.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the School&#39;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.

<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>Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Jim House <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 0205.</p>