PhD Studentships in Law

Reference Code: LAW03
Closing Date: 15th July 2013


Name of the supervisors
Newcastle University Law School

Newcastle University Law School

Duration of the award 
Three years

Project description 
Newcastle Law School has up to two PhD studentships available for the 2013/14 academic year. Applications are invited from applicants with an interest in pursuing a PhD in any area of Law in which the School is able to offer supervision. However, for one of the scholarships preference will be given to candidates intending to undertake a PhD in a topic of their choosing in the field of property law (broadly interpreted). For the second scholarship applications are invited from students with interests in any area of law. For further information, please check the Further Details document (PDF 50.0KB).

Value of the award and eligibility
The studentship will cover tuition fees for three years (full time) at the UK/EU rate and will provide a maintenance stipend at current UK Research Council rates (currently £13,726). The successful candidates must take up their scholarship by 23 September 2013. If awarded, each scholarship will offer funding for a maximum of 3 years study. 

It will be a condition of the award of the scholarship that successful candidates undertake some undergraduate seminar teaching within the Law School, not normally exceeding an average of 6 hours per week during semester 1 and 2 of the academic year. 

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Person specification
Applicants should have a first-class or a minimum of an upper-second-class Honours degree in Law. Applications will be considered on their merits, including further education at Masters-level, a publication record, professional qualifications or relevant work experience.

How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form via the ‘Apply’ button below, selecting ‘PhD Newcastle Law School (full time) – Law’ as the programme of study. Complete all sections of the form and insert studentship reference number LAW03. A covering letter, CV, a full research proposal and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The English language requirement is IELTS 7 with at least 6.5 in the written component. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number LAW03 and explain why you would be a suitable candidate for this studentship.

You must also send a covering letter, CV and research proposal preferably by e-mail to:

Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo
PGR Selector
Newcastle Law School
Newcastle University
21-24 Windsor Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2013. Candidates will be interviewed and awards made before the end of July 2013.

Further information
For further details, please contact Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo.

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