|Location:||Cork - Ireland|
|Funding for:||EU Students|
£14,230.42 converted salary* stipend plus EU fees
|Placed On:||14th May 2019|
|Closes:||28th June 2019|
The School of Law at University College Cork invites applications for fully-funded PhD scholarships (EU fees plus €16,000 stipend, tenable for up to four years) or LLM (by Research) scholarships (EU fees plus €16,000 stipend, tenable for one year). Candidates commencing their full time studies in September 2019 or later are eligible to be considered for the award of these scholarships. Non-Eu candidates may apply but they will have to cover extra fees themselves. As well as applying through the Postgraduate Applicants Centre portal (www.pac.ie), applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship must also send their application directly to Leah Neville at email@example.com on or before Friday 28th June 2019.
The scholarships are aimed at outstanding candidates who exceed the criteria for admission to the PhD or LLM (by research) programme. In particular:
An application has five components:
1. Applicants must complete a detailed and original research proposal, using the Law School research degree application form. The proposal must contain the following:
(a) Description of project, including aims and central research questions (500 words)
(b) Methodology, including theoretical framework and investigative and analytical methods (500 words)
(c) Relationship to existing literature and proposed contribution to knowledge in the field of study (500 words)
(d) Outline research plan, including organisation and timeline of proposed work (500 words)
(e) Statement of suitability of UCC School of Law to host your proposed research project (250 words)
(g) A personal statement detailing why you wish to undertake this particular research project (500 words)
2. All applications must have secured the support of a potential supervisor or supervisors in the Law School. Applicants will be required to confirm in the application form that they have been in contact with the prospective supervisor(s).
3. All applicants must submit a two-page CV.
4. All applications must also be accompanied by two references (either two academic references or one academic and one employment-related reference). Applicants should submit these references with their application form or, alternatively, referees can send the references directly to Leah Neville (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the closing date for receipt of applications.
5. All applications for admission to the PhD and LLM (by Research) programmes must be submitted to the Postgraduate Applicants Centre portal (www.pac.ie). Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must also send their application directly to Leah Neville (email@example.com) on or before Friday 28th June 2019.
To download Application Form please go to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-1008587-en.html
The School of Law reserves the right to decline to offer scholarships to candidates who meet the criteria for admission to the PhD programme but do not, in the judgement of the Graduate Studies Committee, meet the scholarship award criteria set out above.
These scholarships are available to full-time research students only. Scholarship holders will be expected to reside in Cork and will be required to tutor and/or supervise practical classes as part of their scholarship terms. All candidates intending to pursue a PhD degree will be required to register on a PhD track in the first instance. For queries, please contact the School of Law, Leah Neville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Programme
UCC School of Law boasts Ireland’s most successful graduate research programme in Law. Students are provided with an unparalleled experience within a well-established and vibrant community of doctoral scholars, with easy access to experienced supervisors who are internationally recognised experts in their fields and a suite of tailored supports, facilities and activities. The quality of the programme is evidenced by:
About the School of Law
The School is in the top 150 Law Schools in the world (QS 2019). The School has national and international experts across the legal discipline and delivers the highest quality research with regularly published output in leading national and international academic journals, monographs and texts.
Much of the School’s research is focused around its research centres and collaborative research networks and groups.
Other areas of expertise include Constitutional and Administrative Law, Constitutional Theory, International Law, Language and the Law, Medical and Mental Health Law, Private Law, Private Law Theory and Subsidiarity.
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