The City Law School is offering a full-time, three-year doctoral scholarship for a Black British researcher (entry in September 2023).
Applications are invited from exceptional and ambitious Black British graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's research areas.
Who are we
We are a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars and students with considerable strengths in teaching and research. Our research expertise straddles different areas and approaches We are committed to academic excellence and have an enviable central London location.
We are a leader in legal education and seek to ensure that our academic profile reflects our local population and students.
Find further information about the City Law School.
What is offered
A doctoral scholarship will provide:
- An annual bursary (currently £19,668 but subject to change in line with Research Councils UK’s recommendation on the national minimum stipend)
- Full tuition fee waiver.
- Research expenses (up to £1,000 over three years) to support research needs such as specialist training, equipment or conference attendance.
Who is Eligible
Applications are sought from UK-permanent residents (UK fee-paying students) from the following ethnic group: Black (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British).
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research. Applicants should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by an LLB degree with at least a second class (upper division) or equivalent, and normally a Master's degree (in law or a related discipline) with at least a merit or equivalent.
Applicants should demonstrate a suitable aptitude to undertake a course of independent research.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved an overall score of 7.0 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing subtests.
How to Apply
Apply for our studentship online.
We encourage applicants to have a look at our website, so that they consider the research undertaken in our School and identify an area in which they can make a contribution and a supervisor or Research Centre/Group with whom they could work.
See our guidance on how to write a research proposal.
Applicants are welcome to discuss their ideas for research by contacting relevant members of the School of Law.
Candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted by the School. If you do not receive a communication from the School within six weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Deadline for applications: 23 June 2023.