Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the demands of their study.
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded within the School of Media and Communication.
List of Subjects: Media Industries and Cultural Production, Global Communication, Journalism, Political Communication, Digital Cultures, Visual Media and Communication, Feminist Reading Group and Music Reading Group
Scholarship Award: Up to two scholarships will cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to international fees; the remaining scholarship(s) will cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to Home/EU rate.
Number of Scholarships: There are three scholarships available.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to UK/EU students and international students.
- You should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class degree.
- A Master’s degree is not required, but your application is seen more favourably if you do have one; you should ideally have achieved a distinction or at least a merit, especially in your dissertation.
- You must be an expert user of written and spoken English (see below).
- Your referees must be fully supportive of both you and your ability for advanced, independent study.
- Your project must be appropriate for study here at the School of Media and Communication.
English Language Requirements: Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the demands of their study. In particular, University requires one of the following qualifications:
- An IELTS Band Score 6.5 (with writing score not less than 6.5 and not less than 6.0 in any skill area) or
- Internet Based TOEFL 92 (with not less than 21 in Listening and Reading, 22 in Writing, 23 in Speaking)
Applications should be made through the University’s online application process. Your application will require the following paperwork:
- PhD Study Application Form
- Transcripts, including Grading System, of your Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees
- Certificates of your Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees
- Two Academic References (submitted on the University template)
- IELTS Certificate (where appropriate): IELTS Band Score 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in any skill area) – note that this is higher than the standard University requirement. For a successful PhD a strong ‘writing’ score is of particular importance.
- PhD Research Proposal
- If applying for a scholarship – you should also complete a scholarship application form – please see Scholarships and Fees
How to Apply:
To be considered for a scholarship you must have completed an application for PhD study and be in receipt of a Student ID Number well in advance of the scholarship deadline. Applicants should normally have already received an offer for PhD study from the School before applying for a scholarship. Applicants are also strongly advised to make informal enquiries to the School or an individual supervisor well in advance of the deadline. This helps the School identify potential scholarship candidates and to recommend other funding opportunities that you may be eligible for. It also ensures that supervisors will be able to prepare supporting statements for scholarship applications that are well informed and tailored to each candidate and funding opportunity.