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CREAM PhD Research Studentships at University of Westminster, UK 2016

Applications are invited for (CREAM) PhD research studentships in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design. Overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.

Westminster has a reputation for excellence in professionally relevant teaching and learning and for high quality research. The mission of the university is to shape the future of professional life by being a diverse, vibrant and inspirational learning environment

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is the UK’s leading centre for research in art and design. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked CREAM as one of the top three art and design departments in the UK and number one in the field of UK arts departments with research profiles across both theory and practice.

If applicant’s secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, they should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD research programme.

Study Subject: Studentship is awarded in Arts and Media within the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

Award: The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties.

Award can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this studentship:

Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours BA degree and a master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 6.5 in IELTS (with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
-A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent
-And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending)
-Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as:

English language test Minimum entry requirement
IELTS 6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements)
Cambridge Proficiency Pass

Nationality: Home and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree (or Masters Degree pending).

English language Requirements: If applicant’s secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, they should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

Test Requirements: Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.
-Applicants to Westminster Exchange are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.
-Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the opportunity , the applicant must submit the following documents.
-Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. University recommend that applicants follow their guidance on writing a research proposal. Please note university will not be able to consider their application if applicants do not include their research proposal.
-Scanned copies of all their relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if their award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).
-If their secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, they should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
-2 academic references. Please note that it is their responsibility to contact their referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed toresearchapplications-at-westminster.ac.uk or by post.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is 25th February 2016.

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