The University of Westminster Graduate School 3 MPhil/PhD Scholarships in Westminster Business School 2017, UK

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The University of Westminster Graduate School is pleased to offer three MPhil/PhD Scholarships in Westminster Business School. The Scholarships are open to candidates with a Home fee status, and are full-time for three years and include an annual stipend of £16,000 and a Home fee waiver starting in September 2017. As part of the Scholarship candidates will be required to undertake up to six hours teaching per week.

The research activities are focused on the theme of Higher Education and Professional Learning, which subsumes learning in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, learning in workplaces, and the learning of Higher Education teaching practitioners. Within this we have a number of specific areas of interest such as:

  • Work-based learning – issues in the role of HE in supporting and accrediting professional learning in and about the workplace, with particular interests in professional doctorates
  • The accreditation of prior learning – the recognition and accreditation of current learning in programmes.
  • Professional practices and identities – the distinctive nature of practice-based learning in the formation of professional identities.
  • Common, cross-cutting themes within these areas are technology-enhanced learning, assessment and inclusivity.

The Westminster Business School is a diverse business school that attracts students and academics from over 150 countries to our central London campus. We specialise in education and research in accounting, finance and economics, business and management, human resource management – HRM, marketing, and education.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 85% of Westminster Business School (WBS) research to be of an internationally recognised (2*) standard, or higher, placing us among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK. In addition, 40% of our output and impact is rated at 3* or 4* indicating internationally excellent and world leading research quality. A total of 23 staff members were submitted across various disciplines and we are proud of the significant impact that our research has on the academic community and on our society.

We have a strengthening research culture in the school with wide-raging interests in several specialist areas within the general field of business and management. We currently have three Research Centres and two research groups that are developing portfolios of research recognised to be internationally excellent and, in some cases, world leading. Our research attracts funding from leading grant awarding bodies such as the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. We have also developed strong links to various government departments including HM Revenue and Customs, HM Treasury, the Ministry of Defence, the department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.

Our research seminars draw both external and internal speakers and our research students also benefit from the annual doctoral colloquium where they present their work and receive feedback from senior researchers. We have currently have over 50 doctoral students who have access to their own doctoral facilities in a separate part of the business school. In addition, our doctoral student benefit from extensive doctoral training that is offered at both university and faculty level. Our doctoral researchers are directly taught by our research Professors who provide key insights at critical stages of the doctoral lifecycle.

Entry Requirements

All applications are assessed on an individual basis and in some cases the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements than the minimums outlined below.

MPhil/PhD applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent
  • And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending)
  • Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as:

English language test - Minimum entry requirement

IELTS - 6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements)

TOEFL (Internet Based) - No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 91 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office.

TOEFL (Paper Based) - No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 570 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office.

Cambridge Proficiency - Pass

Please note:

Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to Westminster Exchange are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).

Deadline

5pm on 10 February 2017

How To Apply?

We use the national online applications system, UKPASS for all research degree applications. To make your application for an MPhil/PhD please work through the following steps:

  • Check that you meet the entry criteria
  • Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area by visiting the original web page. If you have not done so yet, please review the research areas. You will be asked to confirm this in your UKPASS application form.
  • Consider your funding options – are there any Studentship or Scholarships available to you or will you have to be applying as a self-funded student?
  • What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:
    a) Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. We recommend that you follow the guidance on writing a research proposal (access via original web page). Please note we will not be able to consider your application if you do not include your research proposal.
    b) Scanned copies of all your relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if your award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).
    c) If your secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, you should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
    d) 2 academic references. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed to researchapplications@westminster.ac.uk or posted to:
    Postgraduate Admissions Office
    University of Westminster
    Cavendish House
    101 New Cavendish Street
    London W1W 6XH
  • Apply for your MPhil/PhD via the relevant link below:

How To Apply?

To be considered for the scholarship You have to apply online by visiting the original web page.

For more information please click on "Further official information" below.

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