Deadline: 2015-06-25
Value of Scholarship: £12,000
Level Of Study: Masters

Master’s Scholarships 2015-16 – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics



 

Details: Value, Duration and Start Date of the Award

The scheme is offering six £12,000 awards which are payable towards full fees and maintenance.

Programme Start Date: September 2015

Sponsor

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University

Funding Overview

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is offering six scholarships to high quality applicants who are interested in a future career in research. The following postgraduate degrees are eligible for this funding:

MLitt (Master’s by Research) in Literature, Film or Linguistics
MA in English Literature: 1500-1900
MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature
MA in Creative Writing
MA in Linguistics

Person Specification and Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an award applicants must:

have accepted an offer of a place for 2015-16 entry on one of the applicable Master’s programmes in the School have UK/EU fee status
• have an achieved or predicted first-class undergraduate degree or a lower qualification with relevant professional practice that provides equivalent academic and research skillsÂ

How to Apply

Before applying for the funding you must first have been offered a place on one of the applicable Master’s programmes in the School.  Please check the individual online programme page for the degree you wish to apply for and postgraduate application webpages for entry requirements and more information on how to apply.

If you have been offered a place, please email the following documents to Sherelle Coulson (sherelle.coulson@ncl.ac.uk), heading the email ‘School Scholarship Award Application’:

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Current CV (maximum 2 pages in length)
Transcript of undergraduate marks
Research Proposal of 750 words

The research proposal must address the following questions:

How have your undergraduate studies – or equivalent professional experience of relevance“ prepared you for the Masters programme?
How do you intend to use the Master’s programme to further your area of research interest (eg what modules will you take, how will you structure MLitt assignments, what will be the focus of your dissertation?
How do you envisage your Master’s programme leading to an application for a Research Council funded PhD?
Why is Newcastle University the best place for embarking on postgraduate research (eg in terms of resources, areas of research strength, research Centres and Institutes)?

Closing Date for Applications 

5.00pm on 25th June 2015

Further Information

For further details, please contact:
Sherelle Coulson
School Postgraduate Secretary
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Email: sherelle.coulson@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone 0191 208 7199

 

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