Heriot-Watt University invites applications for the School of Social Sciences PhD Studentship in the UK for the 2022/23 academic year.
Since its foundation in 1821, it has been an outward-looking pioneer of education, in pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of society and the world. It offers a distinctive learning experience, enhanced by its global connectivity, and grounded in the needs of a rapidly changing world.
Worth of Award
- Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend currently set at £16,062.
- The School also offers a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study.
- In addition, full-time scholarship holders are normally offered an opportunity to undertake paid to teach support each academic year.
- Applicants should have an undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2:1 in a relevant field.
- A Master’s degree is desirable. In addition, candidates for whom English is a second language should meet the University’s minimum English-language requirements.
- If you have not already studied a degree programme that was taught and examined in the medium of English, the minimum overall IELTS score is 6.5 with no score lower than 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
How to Apply
Applicants should supply:
- A full Curriculum Vitae.
- Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of degree certificates for degrees already awarded. If you are currently pursuing a degree course please provide all available marks to date. If your degree is from a non-UK institution, please provide evidence of the UK equivalence of your qualification.
- A brief cover letter outlining why you want to study for a PhD at Heriot-Watt University, and what makes you an excellent candidate.
- An outline research proposal (max. 1500 words). This should identify how the proposed research question and modes of inquiry align with your chosen project area. The proposal should identify that they are applying for the ‘IRC PhD scholarship’.
Deadline: September 8, 2022.