19 March 2015

Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Routledge Studentship

Deadline of application: 12 June 2015 

Routledge, the publisher of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, has established an annual award to sponsor one student undertaking the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights  at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies each academic year, to mark The Round Table’s close connections with the Institute, and in particular to celebrate the achievements of Dr Peter Lyon, long-time editor of the journal and Reader in International Relations at the Institute. This award is worth £12.000.

In addition, the awardee will receive a 50% fee waiver, enabling them to use the studentship for maintenance costs. The total value of the award is therefore £18.750.

Please note that this award is available only to overseas rate-paying students.
Open to students from Commonwealth countries (outside of the United Kingdom), who have already been offered a place on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The closing date for applications for students commencing the MA in academic year 2015/2016 is 12 June 2015.

To apply, eligible students should contact Alexandra Weston, the Student Officer for the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, indicating that they wish to be considered for the award. Applicants do not need to supply any additional material. The successful recipient will be selected on the basis of the academic or biographical CV and the his/her personal statement, stating why they wish to undertake this degree at the Institute.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights are advised to contact the UK High Commission in their country of residence as early as possible, ideally before or at the time of application in order to establish the financial resources they will need to demonstrate to obtain a UK visa as a postgraduate student, and what procedures they must fulfil in order to obtain a UK visa.

Detailed information can be found here.

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