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Fully Funded MPhil Studentship in Geography at Swansea University in UK, 2015

Swansea University is inviting applications for fully funded MPhil studentship in geography. Candidates will need to hold a full, valid UK driving licence and be prepared to stay away from home when necessary for extended periods of time. The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £10,130 p.a. for two years. These positions are open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level. The application deadline is 31st August 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided in geography (Oak Decline in the UK: Utilising Dendrochronology Methods to Identify Predisposing Factors) at Swansea University in UK.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing MPhil degree level at Swansea University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Swansea University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at:
UK

Eligibility:-Applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as geography, ecology, forestry or plant science. Candidates who also hold or who are expecting to achieve a relevant Master’s degree are highly desirable.
-The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of plant pathology, entomology and tree diseases and have experience of dendrochronology.
-Candidates will need to hold a full, valid UK driving licence and be prepared to stay away from home when necessary for extended periods of time.
-This position is open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and International Students can apply for the studentship.

Scholarship Description: Decline diseases are highly complex disease syndromes involving multiple biotic and abiotic factors. Britain’s native oak species are suffering attack from two different forms of decline: Acute Oak Decline (AOD) and Chronic Oak Decline (COD). The two decline syndromes have differing associated causal agents and occur on different parts of the tree, making it possible that both occur simultaneously, and that the presence of one syndrome may make the host more vulnerable to infection by the other. Dendrochronology (measurement of ring width, density and stable carbon and oxygen isotope ratios in tree rings) will be used to obtain empirical evidence of historical eco-physiological effects that have influenced tree development. A suite of dendrochronological and dendroclimatological proxies will be developed in affected and control trees for various sites in southern England, and will be analysed to try and identify predisposing factors.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for two years.

What does it cover? The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £10,130 p.a. for two years. These positions are open to all, but please note that only UK/EU tuition fees will be covered by the scholarship. International students are welcome to apply, but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU fee level and the international fee level.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. To apply for this studentship, please complete the College of Science Research Scholarship Application Form and return it with the following documentation:
-Academic references – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to science-scholarships-at-swansea.ac.uk.
-Academic transcripts and degree certificates
-CV
-Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience, and how they would choose to develop the project.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2015.

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