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The City Law School Doctoral Studentships

The City Law School is offering four full-time, three-year doctoral scholarships (entry in September 2020). Two of these scholarships will be in EU Law.

Applications are invited from exceptional and ambitious graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's key 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.

You may find more about us here: (@CityLawSchool)

What is offered

A doctoral scholarship will provide:

  • An annual bursary (currently £18009 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 £1000 over three years) to support research needs such as specialist training, equipment or conference attendance.

Two of the four scholarships will be in EU law, an area where City Law School has exceptional strength. The scholarships will be part-funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chairs awarded to Professors Elaine Fahey and Panos Koutrakos.

Who is eligible

Applications are sought from exceptional UK/EU and international graduates and 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

Please make an online application for this studentship here

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.

Guidance on how to write a research proposal can be found here:

Applicants are welcome to discuss their ideas for research by contacting relevant members of the School of Law. Details are found on the website.

Selection process

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: Tuesday 31st March 2020.

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