Durham University invites applications for  Marchant Doctoral Scholarships for UK and international students. Successful applicants will be supervised by Professor John Mawson (Director of the Institute for Local Governance) and Professor Tony Chapman (Director of Research, St Chad’s College).
Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837.
If English is not applicant’s first language they will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62).
Course Level: Scholarship is available for a Masters by Research (MRes) leading to a PhD programme at the Durham University Business School.
Study Subject: Successful applicant will work on the project: Assessing the impact of local small to medium sized enterprises on social and community wellbeing and social growth.
Worth of Award
The total sum of financial support over the period of study is £48,000 at a rate of £12,000 per annum, subject to review at the end of the first year.

  • English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012).
  • For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in Masters dissertation.
  • For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. The student also needs to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit an application using the standard University online application form. Within this form, where you are asked how you wish to fund your studies, please state ‘Marchant Doctoral Scholarship Applicant’. Applicants will be asked to submit the following supporting documentation:

  • Current CV;
  • A research proposal, which is no longer than 2,000 words in length (excluding bibliography);
  • Two references
  • Transcripts of your previous degree(s).

Deadline: The closing date for application is 31 October 2016.
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