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2015-2016 Graduate School PhD Scholarship at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Canterbury Christ Church University is awarding full-time PhD Positionsfor the academic year 2015-2016. Scholarships cover the costs of full-time tuition and provide a maintenance grant. The grant is normally for a period of three years, unless the candidate fails to attain to PhD status. However, the continuation of the program into the second and successive years is conditional upon satisfactory reviews, which take place each academic year. The application deadline is 30 April 2015.

Study Subject(s): Applications are invited across a range of subjects and themes: Education (Auto/Biography and Narrative; Children, Families and Communities; Curriculum: Creativity and Innovation; Inclusion, Equalities and Social Justice; Post Secular Values and the Sacred; Professional, Organisational and Leadership Development); Contemporary Studies in Childhood, Youth & Parenthood (Politics of Early Childhood; Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion; Parents and Families); Health & Social Care (Allied health professions; Nursing & Midwifery; Public Health); Arts & Humanities (American studies; Applied Linguistics; Archaeology; English Literature; History; Film Studies; Theology & Religious Studies; Music; Media & Cultural Studies, Performing Arts) and Social & Applied Sciences (Biological Sciences; Business & Management & Finance; Computing: Criminal Justice; Geography; Psychology; Politics & International Relations; Sociology; Sport and Exercise Science and Tourism Studies).
Course Level:
The studentships are available to pursue full time MPhil/PhD programme.
Programme Provider: Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Award can be taken at:
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Eligibility: Acceptance onto research programmes will be in accordance with the following criteria:
-a suitable academic background. You’ll be expected to have a relevant degree of at least an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) and two academic references
-a successful interview
-availability of appropriate supervision
-that the resources available (time, equipment, fieldwork expenses, library access) are sufficient to permit completion of the research
-that your research topic is aligned with the University’s research priorities (in the case of University funded scholarships)
-for International students, compliance with the UK Border Agency current regulations for Tier 4 visa students.

Open for International Students: Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK and international applicants are eligible to apply for these PhD scholarships.

Description: Full-time MPhil/PhD Positionsawarded by the University cover the costs of full-time tuition, and provide a maintenance grant. For the academic year 2015-2016 the maintenance grant is set at £11,700 [currently under review] (subject to review in subsequent years). If a scholarship holder already holds a scholarship from, or is otherwise financially supported by, another organisation, and the University considers that scholarship or other form of support to be sufficient to cover maintenance and tuition fees, the program holder will not be eligible for a full-time scholarship from the University. If a program holder is subsequently granted an additional scholarship or an equivalent form of support, he or she will not be entitled to a full program from the date on which the new scholarship or other form of support begins. Scholarship holders may undertake a small amount of other paid work (normally up to one day per week) whether in term time or vacation, provided that they notify the Head of the Graduate School. It should be noted however that the University does not encourage such work especially during the times scholarship holders are expected to be engaged fully in research training and thesis preparation.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The grant is normally for a period of three years, unless the candidate fails to attain to PhD status. However, the continuation of the program into the second and successive years is conditional upon satisfactory reviews, which take place each academic year.

What does it cover? Full-time MPhil/PhD Positionsawarded by the University cover the costs of full-time tuition, and provide a maintenance grant. For the academic year 2015-2016 the maintenance grant is set at £11,700 [currently under review] (subject to review in subsequent years).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be send via e-mail. To apply for a research degree, you’ll need to provide:
-A completed research degree application form
-A 1,500 word research proposal using the standard Christ Church research proposal format
-Two academic referees who can comment authoritatively on your research potential
-Evidence that you have a good bachelor degree (or equivalent) where your dissertation is written in English (NB some subjects require a higher entry qualification).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 April 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application