Faculty of Arts & Humanities Doctoral Studentships at Durham University in UK, 2017-2018

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Durham University is inviting applications for Faculty of Arts & Humanities doctoral studentships. International and home/EU students can apply.

The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

Durham University is distinctive – a residential Collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. They seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.

The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests.

Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue doctoral degree programme.

Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Durham University.

Scholarship Award: Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer the following financial support package:

  1. An annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates 
  2. Fees at overseas rate 

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: They are looking for candidates with the following:

  • a first-class or very good 2:1 undergraduate degree;
  • an MA (completed or in progress) in a relevant subject area at distinction or near-
    distinction level;
  • an outstanding academic record and research potential;
  • a high-quality research project that can be completed within 3 years;
  • a clear and credible link between the proposed research and the expertise of the supervisory team;
  • a clear understanding of how the project fits with the research environments in which it will be carried out (you may wish to comment here on the relevance of the department, centre or institute).

Nationality: International and home/EU students can apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a first-class or very good 2:1 undergraduate degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests. All qualifications must normally be taken within two years of the start of the academic programme (except where an extension applies, please see footnote below for details) to meet the academic requirements of the University.

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How to Apply: To apply for Durham Doctoral Studentship, you will need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form, and to state that you wish to be considered for a Durham Doctoral Studentship when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies. If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for DDS funding.

All applicants applying for a studentship award need to include within the relevant section of the online application form a summary of the research project they plan to conduct. The proposal should not exceed 750 words in length (excluding bibliography) and must set out the following:

  • The research questions or problems that the research will address.
  • The research context, i.e. the past and current research and scholarship in the field.
  • Bearing in mind the research context, the contribution to knowledge and understanding the project will make to the field, and a clear statement of the intellectual significance of the proposed research.
  • The approach/methodology that will be employed and an explanation of why it is the most appropriate approach for addressing the research questions/problems.
  • The resources and facilities that will be used during the research project, where they are located, and how they will be accessed.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications from the department into the Faculty Office is 5.00pm on Monday 16 January 2017.

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