If you are an enthusiastic high achieving student looking to undertake a Full Time PhD in an exciting research environment, then join us.
Full time Postgraduate Research Studentships are available in the Carnegie Faculty within the following research areas starting in February 2014.
Closing date: 13 December 2013
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Each studentship will have a stipend of £13,726 per annum (paid monthly) plus UK/EU Tuition Fees paid for a period of three years.
The studentship also comes with a research support fund of £1,000 per academic year for research expenses.
Potential applicants should review the University’s regulations here, prior to making an application.
Applicants should also read the specific terms and conditions of the studentships here.
Entry Qualifications for Admission
Applicants for registration for a Studentship will be expected to hold a good first degree, in some areas relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration. Potential applicants should also submit a strong research proposal that demonstrates:
- Qualifications, expertise and experience relevant to undertaking study for a PHD
- Knowledge of the subject area that will allow the development of a focussed line of enquiry
- Knowledge and understanding of research methods appropriate to undertaking a PhD in your chosen area of research
- Clarity on the original contribution that the completed PhD will make to the body of knowledge in the relevant research literature
- Scale and scope of the proposed research in terms of delivery within the three year studentship.
If you are an international student in receipt of a research studentship you will be paid the monthly stipend but will be liable and be charged the difference between the rate for Home/EU and International tuition fees, applicable to the year and subject. The tuition fee will be charged annually throughout the period of the Studentship and be subject to annual increases.
50% of the difference must be paid prior to our University issuing a Certificate of Acceptance of Study (CAS). A CAS will be needed when applying for a VISA.
International students are advised to refer to the UKBA regulations on studying in the UK by clicking here.
English Language Qualification
If your first language is not English, the University will require evidence that you have the necessary language skills to fulfil the requirements of the award. You will need to provide evidence of a minimum International English Language Testing System Grade 6.5 (IELTS 6.5) with no individual sub-score below 6.0 or equivalent for all research awards.
Start date and Induction
The start date of the studentship is February 2014. Successful candidates will have to attend a compulsory induction at the beginning of February 2014 (Friday to Sunday) here at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Length of Studentship and commitment required
Each studentship is for a period of 3 years full time study subject to satisfactory progression. Students are expected to spend approximately 37.5 hours a week working on their research degree, limited teaching commitments may be included in this. Please refer to the section on Opportunity for teaching experience. We expect students to be located close to the University.
Each studentship (with the exception of the AET fees only bursaries) will have a bursary of £13,726 per annum (as a monthly payment). UK/EU fees of £3828 will also be paid.
Opportunity for teaching experience
All PhD students will be expected to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with some teaching experiences in an area of their expertise. The maximum amount of teaching related activity that a student could be expected to undertake is 6 hours per teaching week for each semester. Teaching related activity will include preparation of teaching materials, delivery of seminars, practical, tutorials and lectures as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the student.
Part of the Research Culture
We expect postgraduate research and students holding studentships to be an integral part of the research culture of the university, contributing to seminars and conferences, perhaps to other projects, and generally engaging in the exchange of ideas. Associated with this, all research students undertake a research training programme.
All potential applicants will have to attend an interview. The interviewing panel’s decision is final.