The University of Leicester Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning and School of Education are delighted to be able to offer a new three-year Ph.D. studentship. UK/EU and international applicants can apply for the studentship.
The University of Leicester offers studentship to attract the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background.
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Applicant must have obtained a masters’ degree in a relevant subject.
Course Level: Studentship is available for Ph.D. degree program.
Study Subject: Studentship project has been partly established in advance and involves concerted work in the areas of widening participation and lifelong learning.
Award: The successful candidate will also receive a Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year, and be able to bid for conference funding within the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning.
The award can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: The entry requirement for this studentship is identical to those for any other entrant on to the Ph.D. program, but the process requires a focused research proposal and an additional personal statement.
Nationality: UK/EU and international applicants can apply for the studentship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicant must have obtained masters’ degree in a relevant subject.
Test Requirements: Applicant will have satisfied the English language entry requirement if they have successfully completed one of the three approved English language tests:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) – Academic Version
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-Based Test
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) – Academic Version
- Other English language tests and other versions of the above tests – such as the IELTS (General Version) – are not accepted under any circumstances.
- In all cases, the English language test must have been successfully completed no more than two years before the intended start date of the research degree program.
English language Requirements: In all other cases, the applicant must satisfy the English language entry requirement by:
- Holding a specified academic English language qualification or
- Achieving the required scores in one of the accepted English language tests or
- Successfully completing the appropriate University English Language Teaching Unit pre-sessional courses.
How to Apply: Applications can be submitted by post or electronically. All applicants must follow the procedures as outlined in the University guidance.
- A 3000-4000 word research proposal, which elaborates a research proposal for a doctoral thesis that fits with the project outlined. It should contain a well-rounded outline of the relevant academic literature(s), the research questions it will try to answer and what contribution to knowledge these will make, the proposed methodology and methods of data collection and analysis it plans to use. The proposal must be fully referenced.
- A 500-word personal statement which addresses the following:
(a) why the scope of the studentship project is attractive to applicants in intellectual terms and how their educational or career background equips them to undertake an academic project of this type.
(b) Why the studentship is essential to enable them to undertake a Ph.D. and why other sources of funding are not available to them.
Applicants who do not supply either a research proposal or a personal statement that conform to the expectations outlined above will not be considered for shortlisting.
Application Deadline: Closed