The School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School starting September 2015 and January 2016. Please read through the following information carefully.
The awards available in academic year 2015/16:
- MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences Merit Scholarships for courses commencing September 2015.
Amount available: £1000 per award
- MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice Merit Scholarships for courses commencing January 2016.
Amount available: £1000 per award
You need to complete an application form and return it to the School:
Eligible Courses for the Merit Scholarships
The School's award panel will meet to consider eligible scholarship applications received by the respective due dates.
The School will assess all applications against the following criteria:
- Previous academic record and your suitability for postgraduate study in the School, i.e.
- Class of degree / CGPA / final score of first degree or previous masters-level study,
- Relevance of your first degree to the course you are applying for,
- Any prizes or awards given to you in your first degree.
- Relevant industrial or professional experience,
- Evidence of workplace experience that is relevant to the course you are applying for, and
- Personal achievements which indicate your ability and commitment to: complete the intended course; contribute to the course, school and wider university community during your studies and the professional community when you complete the course.
In the event that two applications are scored identically and only one award is available, the panel will award the scholarship to the first application received, using the date of receipt in the University as the relevant date.
Please note: All scholarship applicant should intend to complete to MSc stage. Any successful scholarship applicant that chooses to exit their course early will be expected to reimburse all or part of their award at the discretion of the School.
Notification and acceptance
- Successful applicants will be informed in the first instance by email
- Applicants will be required to respond by email to accept the offer.
Failure to accept the offer will lead to the scholarship offer being withdrawn and offered to an alternative applicant.
Terms and conditions
- All scholarships are awarded in the form of a discount on fees paid.
- A scholarship will be withdrawn if:
- You fail to accept the offer within the time permitted.
- Your scholarship or University application is found to contain incomplete or inaccurate information.
- You are found to have committed academic misconduct once enrolled at the University
- You are found to have committed non-academic misconduct once enrolled at the University
- You fail to pass module assignments or end of module exams at the first attempt once enrolled on your course
- You defer or suspend your studies, withdraw from the University or are suspended or withdrawn from the University
- You fail to make payment for fees due to the University within 23 days of the due date
- In the event that a scholarship is withdrawn, you will need to pay the full fees due for your course
All decisions on scholarship applications will be made by the School's Scholarship Panel. All decisions are final and we cannot enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants. There are no grounds for appeal against an unsuccessful application with the following exception:
- Where there is evidence of alleged improper conduct or irregular procedure during the scholarship awards process.
If you wish to appeal on the above ground, you should write in the first instance to the Head of School, outlining your evidence of alleged improper conduct or irregular procedure during the awards process. The Head of School will respond to you within 20 working days.