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Global Sustainable Cities Master Scholarships at University of Strathclyde in UK, 2015-16

Deadline:

July 17, 2015

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Strathclyde Business School’s Economics Department is inviting application for MSc Global Sustainable Cities Scholarships for the academic year 2015/16. These scholarships are only open to students who take up a place on the MSc Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities degree. Up to 4 potential scholarships of £4,250 each open to candidates from the UK/EU and four potential scholarships of £7,000 each open to international students. The application deadline is 17 July 2015.
 
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study MSc Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities at University of Strathclyde.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree level at University of Strathclyde.
Scholarship Provider: University of Strathclyde, UK

Eligibility: 

These scholarships are only open to those who hold an offer of a place on the MSc Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and international students can apply for these MSc scholarships.
Scholarship Description: University of Strathclyde is inviting application for MSc Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities Scholarships for International Students. These scholarships are only open to those who hold an offer of a place on the MSc Leadership for Global Sustainable Cities.
Number of award(s): Up to 8 MSc scholarships are awarded.

What does it cover? 

4 potential scholarships of £4,250 open to candidates from the UK/EU who impress the most, and four potential scholarships of £7,000 each open to international students.
 
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.  Applicants are asked to write an essay on one of the six topics below:
-Over half the world’s population now lives in cities, and urban populations are set to grow. In light of the growing urban population in China, how can Chinese cities adapt to deliver sufficient resources to meet population needs?
-Developing sustainable cities leads to improved quality of life for citizens. Discuss.
-“When it comes to climate change, cities are where the most exciting progress is being made” (Michael Bloomberg, 2013). Critically discuss the greatest sustainability challenges and opportunities facing city leaders today.
-Changing behaviour is a key part of delivering sustainable futures. How can we persuade urban populations to adopt sustainable behaviours?
-The application and integration of technologies can contribute to achieving low carbon goals. Drawing on a maximum of three examples, discuss how technological innovation can offer significant and sustained carbon reductions in European cities.
-“Urban areas hold more than half the world’s population and most of its built assets and economic activities” (IPCC, 2014). What key challenges and opportunities face urban planners in delivering long-term sustainable city strategies?
-Submissions format:
-All submissions are to be original, maximum 1000 words in length, typed, double-spaced.
-Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, undergraduate degree, institutions, university, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”
-The essay must be submitted by July 17 2015.
 
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