The University of Sussex is offering scholarships in the form of full fee waivers. These opportunities are awarded to suitably qualified and motivated individuals to study PhD programme in the School of Law Politics and Sociology.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and motivated individuals to take up new PhD studentship opportunities in the School of Law Politics and Sociology.
The goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.
The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD research programme.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Law, Politics and sociology.
Award: Scholarships, in the form of full fee waivers, are available from September 2021 for a period of three years. There may also be an exceptional stipend of approximately £14,500 awarded to the best PhD applicant in the School.
Nationality: The UK and international students can apply for these endowments.
The award can be taken in the UK
Entry requirements for the UK and international students are:
- At least an upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree or equivalent international qualification
- A Masters degree if you are applying for research degrees in the arts or social sciences, or an equivalent international qualification.
- List of Subjects: The School is home to national and international expertise and keen to encourage applications in the areas:
- Law-Environmental law, Commercial law, corporate governance and social responsibility, Criminal law and criminal justice, international criminal law, international investment law, Media law, Human rights law, Islamic law, European law, Biodiversity and law, financial law, Intellectual property law and Internet law.
- Politics– European politics, International comparative politics, Comparative public policy, Representative and party politics, British politics, Migration politics and policy and Politics of corruption.
- Sociology– Criminal justice, Violence and transgression, Childhood, Generation and new ageing populations, Care, Gender politics, Body and inequalities, Health, medicine, science and technology, Surveillance, Migration, and human rights, Identity and everyday life, Social theory and Political sociology and alternative societies.
College Admission Requirement
English Language Requirement: All teaching at Sussex is in the English language and applicants must, therefore, be sufficiently fluent in English to be able to benefit from their education.
- If applicant’s first language is not English, or they have not recently completed a degree in an English-speaking country, they will normally be expected to have passed an appropriate test in English, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), successfully pass applicants Pre-sessional English course, or have a qualification that confirms their English level. If the applicant does not have evidence of appropriate English language ability at the point when applicants apply, this will normally form part of the conditions of any offer.
- IELTS- There are three different levels of English required for postgraduate study at Sussex, depending on their chosen course. In terms of IELTS, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each section. However, for some degrees, there is a higher-level requirement of IELTS 7.0 overall, with not less than 6.5 in each section and, for courses in mathematics and physics, a lower requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in each section.
- The detail of which English language level is required is listed for each course at Postgraduate study, given in terms of IELTS scores. Please check carefully to ensure they know the level of English required for their chosen degree.
How to Apply:
To apply for the LPS PhD scholarship:
- Step 1: Make an online application to study a PhD course based in School of Law, Politics, and Sociology here https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/apply
- Step 2: Complete the LPS application Form and submit to [email protected] by the deadline stipulated on the form.
Application Deadline: Applications are open for 2020-21 entry.