What does the Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship (VC PhD Scholarships) include?
Scholarships provide a fee waiver only (living costs are met by the Candidate) and will be allocated by the Faculty to outstanding applicants. The Scholarships are open to both UK/EU and International students who wish to study full-time (36 months) and, in exception, part-time (48 months) and are designed to appeal specifically to those with industry, business or government sponsorship. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.
VC PhD Scholarships may be used to support:
- Candidate proposed projects; this route would allow the PhD candidate the flexibility of building a potential project around their own particular research interests, with the support of an appropriate supervisory team.
- Supervisor or industry, sponsor proposed projects; in this case the project is provided to outstanding candidates once they have received a scholarship. In the case of projects specified by industry or sponsor this must be with the full agreement in advance of the supervisor team.
- Hybrid model; supervisors, sponsor and candidates may work together to develop an appropriate project proposal.
Candidates for the Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years (4 years part-time).
All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate Masters degree. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.
In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.
How to Apply
Please complete the BU Research Degree Application form 2015 and submit to the Postgraduate Research Administrator for Admissions, Suzy Kempinski, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please noteincomplete applications will not be considered so please make sure you complete the form in full. CVs, transcripts or an academic portfolio etc will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed Research Degree Application Form.
Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2015
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