27 June 2013

Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University
Doctoral Studentships in Law
Deadline for application: 15 July 2013

Newcastle Law School has up to two PhD studentships available for the 2013/14 academic year. Applications are invited from applicants with an interest in pursuing a PhD in any area of Law in which the School is able to offer supervision. However, for one of the scholarships preference will be given to candidates intending to undertake a PhD in a topic of their choosing in the field of property law (broadly interpreted). For the second scholarship applications are invited from students with interests in any area of law.

Applicants are expected to have at a minimum either a very good 2.1 or 1st Class Undergraduate Degree in Law. Applications will be considered on their merits, including further education at Masters level, a publication record, professional qualifications or relevant work experience.

The studentship will provide tuition fees for three years (full time) at the UK/EU home rate (by tuition fee waiver) and will provide a maintenance stipend at current UK Research Council rates (currently £13726). The successful candidates must take up their scholarship by 23 September 2013. It will be a condition of the award of the scholarship that successful candidates undertake some undergraduate seminar teaching within the Law School, to a maximum not normally exceeding an average of 6 hours per week during semester 1 and 2 of the academic year. If awarded, each scholarship will offer funding for a maximum of 3 years study. 

To be eligible for this studentship, applicants must complete the following two steps:

(1) Make a formal application for the PhD programme at Newcastle University. Applicants must apply for a place through the University application procedure available here. On the online postgraduate application form, insert the reference number LAW Scholarships 1  and select 'PhD' as the programme of study. Complete all fields. A covering letter, CV, a full research proposal and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The English language requirement is IELTS 7 with at least 6.5 in the written component. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number LAW Scholarships 1  and explain why you would be a suitable candidate for this studentship.

(2) In addition to completing the online application, applicants must also send a covering letter, CV and research proposal, preferably by email, to Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo (maria-teresa.gil-bazo@ncl.ac.uk), PGR Selector, Newcastle Law School,  Newcastle University, 21-24 Windsor Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. 

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2013. Candidates will be interviewed and awards made before the end of July 2013.

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