Applications are invited for postgraduate placements and Bursaries in Catholic Studies / Catholic Theology for 2021-2020 academic year at Durham University in the UK. The ICE Louis Lafosse Bi-centenary PhD Scholarship is open only to full-time candidates. All other programmes and bursaries are open to both full-time and part-time candidates.
All fees-only scholarships and bursaries will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, particularly in relation to a shortfall in fees funding, coupled with excellent academic performance.
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Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in Stockton-on-Tees. The university is currently ranked 4th to 6th by recent national league tables of the British universities and in the top 100 in three of the four major global tables.
- Applications Deadline: January 1, 2021
- Course Level: Scholarships and bursaries are available to pursue Postgraduate programme.
- Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies for 2021-2020.
- Scholarship Award: With the exception of the Institute of Christian Education Louis Lafosse Bi-centenary PhD Scholarship, due to the very limited amount of funds available, no support can be given towards maintenance costs, just help towards tuition fees. Any student already in receipt of any grants will have these totalled against their fees requirement.
- Nationality: The studentships are available for both fulltime and part time international students.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: The studentships are available for both fulltime and part time international students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Candidates within the Department of Theology and Religion registering for the following courses are eligible to apply.*
- MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies) (V8K607)
- MA by Research, MLitt, DThM, Integrated PhD, PhD, each with a clear focus in Catholic Studies / Catholic Theology.
The ICE Louis Lafosse Bi-centenary PhD Scholarship is open only to full-time candidates.
All other programmes and bursaries are open to both full-time and part-time candidates.
All scholarship and bursary holders must reside sufficiently proximate to Durham as to be able to take a full part in the life, work, and events of the Centre for Catholic Studies.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: The application form for Scholarship/Bursary applications is available here must be returned to the CCS Administrator, theresa.phillips-at-durham.ac.uk, not later than Tuesday 1 January 2021.
All applicants must complete Sections 1 – 4 of this form, and return it to the CCS Administrator, Department of Theology and Religion, with a covering letter, and a copy of their research proposal by Tuesday 1 January 2021.
In addition, applicants for programmes and bursaries who are new candidates for a postgraduate degree within the Department of Theology and Religion must, by this date, have successfully completed a formal student application process through Durham University‡s Graduate School and have been formally offered and accepted a place on the relevant course of studies. The deadline for completing the online student application, with all supporting documents, is Sunday 2 December 2018.
The covering letter should include: details of the applicant‡s proposed course of studies (e.g. anticipated modules and envisaged dissertation topic for MA students; and a summary of the research proposal for research students); and details of how their proposed course of study fits into the story of their academic career and how they plan subsequently to use their studies in relation to Catholic theological education and/or research, and/or wider service in church/society.