PhD Scholarship in Philosophy

University of Leicester is pleased to invite applicants to apply for PhD fellowship in philosophy. The duration of this scholarship is up to 4 years. To be eligible, candidates must be European students. Applications are invited up to April 10, 2015.

The School of Management is pleased to offer four funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of School and is expected to undertake teaching and teaching-related duties within the School not normally exceeding eight contact hours per week while undertaking research leading to a PhD. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities.
These posts will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual stipend of £ 9,901 and salary of approximately £ 4,156. The successful applicants will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant worth £ 750 each year to help cover costs associated with their research work.
Please note though that the awards cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.
These graduate teaching assistantships are awarded for up to four years.
Application Requirements
- First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject.
- A Masters degree in a relevant subject.
- Applicants should be able to demonstrate some relevant research experience for example, as part of a previous degree.
- Teaching/demonstrating experience is desirable.
- Standard English language requirements-Available for full-time registration only.
- Available to new starters only i.e., existing PhD students are not eligible for these posts.
- These posts are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants.
How to apply?
- Applicants should first consult the supplementary guidance notes.
- Draft a research proposal that tells what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing please see the guidance notes.
- Prepare your supporting documents with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements.
- You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme.
- Submit your application by post
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