Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Doctoral Studentships in Religion and Society at St Mary’s University in UK, 2017

St Mary’s University is offering two fully-funded, full-time, three-year PhD studentships, to begin in February 2017. UK, EU or International student are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.

The studentship will provide full-time PhD student fees at the home/EU rate of £4,020 per annum and a bursary of £13,000 per annum (successful non-home/EU applicants will receive a full International fee remission of £12,000 per annum and a partial bursary of £5,020 per annum).

Founded on Catholic values, St Mary’s is an inclusive institution with a mission to provide students from all backgrounds and faiths with an excellent education. They have a welcoming community of around 6,000 students, almost 10% of whom are international, and a high level of support from our staff and student services, helping you to quickly feel at home.

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in Religion and Society (Theology, Economics, Politics, History, Sociology and related areas).

Potential areas include the social-scientific study of religion; theologically-informed approaches to social, political, or economic topics; and empirically-informed areas of pastoral/practical theology. We are particularly keen to receive applications relating to the Centre’s current research areas:

Empirical investigations into the life and mission of the Catholic Church
New evangelization
Catholic Social Teaching and its relation to public policy and political economy
Social-scientific study of atheism, secularity, nonreligion and related areas.
Scholarship Award: The studentship will provide full-time PhD student fees at the home/EU rate of £4,020 per annum and a bursary of £13,000 per annum (successful non-home/EU applicants will receive a full International fee remission of £12,000 per annum and a partial bursary of £5,020 per annum).

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these studentships:

Applicants should have a Master’s at Distinction level (or a Master’s with Merit and a Distinction in the dissertation) in a relevant discipline, as well as an established interest in the study of religion and society.

Nationality: UK, EU or International student are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: Acceptable English language qualifications are normally one of the following:

IELTS (academic)
Undergraduates: 6.0 overall with not less than 5.5 in any section
Postgraduates: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
Undergraduates: 55 overall with no less than 51 in any section
Postgraduates: 60 overall with no less than 51 in each section
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English grade C
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English
ISE Level II With pass in all four components
*For the IELTS or PTE your test must not be more than two years old by 1st September in the year you intend to start your programme.

Scholarships in the UK

How to Apply: To apply, please download and complete a PhD application form and send it together with your 3,000-4,000 word research proposal, two academic references, copies of your Master’s qualification, a current CV and cover letter stating your desire to be considered for the studentship by post.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Studentship application deadline is 20th September 2016.

Scholarship Link

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