Arts, Humanities, and Law PhD International Excellence Awards, University of Leicester, UK

Publish Date: Apr 27, 2015

Deadline: Sep 04, 2015

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Law is pleased to offer three International Excellence Awards for September 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Law contains some of the leading research departments in the UK. In the recent UK Research Excellent Framework exercise, six of the College’s Schools/Departments achieved top 20 rankings in Guardian and/or THE leagues tables.

The three International Excellence Awards are available to oustanding international applicants looking to pursue doctoral research in one of the College's Schools/Departments:

Each award is worth £3,000 payable as a fee discount annually for up to 3.0 years. The awards will be made to the three strongest applicants based on assessment of the strength of the applicant's research proposal, their academic record to date, and their supporting references.

The awards are open to international applicants looking to start their research degree in September 2015. Applicants must be able to meet the balance in course fees and their living costs or have external funding that covers these.

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Entry Requirements

  • First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject*
  • It is expected that applicants will also hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject*
  • Standard English language requirements
  • Available to suitable international (i.e., outside the EU) applicants only
  • Available to new applicants only - i.e., existing PhD students are not eligible for this studentship
  • Available for full-time registration only
  • Applicants must be able to start in September 2015

* or show evidence of achieving this by September 2015

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcome - please contact Dr Prahsant Kidambi:

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1. Make sure that we offer supervision in the area in which you want to work:

2. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing

3. Prepare your supporting documents - with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements:

    • include all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts
    • international applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class
    • supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation

You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme

4. Submit your online application or apply by post

Important Advice for Applicants

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 September 2015; applications received after this date will not be considered
  • Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered
  • In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for theseSeptember 2015 PhD International Excellence Awards (Ref. CAHL)

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