School of Law Teaching and Research Scholarship

The School invites applications from suitably qualified, prospective PhD students for a Teaching and Research Training Scholarship commencing October 2018. Up to three scholarships will be made available.

This is a prestigious School-funded award that has both a research and training component. The successful applicant will register with the University for a three-year programme of study for a PhD degree, receiving regular academic supervision, support and research training throughout. They will also be expected to undertake a specified amount of undergraduate teaching and academic support to students in each year of study as directed by the School, as well as a modest amount of marking in the final year of their studies. The scholarship provides a maintenance grant of £11,000, plus a payment for any teaching and/or other academic duties up to approximately £3,500.

Please note that the payment for teaching will count as taxable income, whereas the maintenance payment is tax free. Candidates may be asked to interview to assess their capacity to teach.

The scholarship may be held in conjunction with the William Harrison scholarship which can be used to pay the tuition fee element. Eligible applicants will be assumed to be applying for the William Harrison Scholarship as well.

Applications are invited from any area of law or criminology/criminal justice that is broadly consummate with the research supervision expertise currently available in the School. However, the School is particularly interested in receiving applications in the areas of private law (contract, tort, unjust enrichment and Chancery subjects) as well as legal education and the legal profession. Potential applicants should consult the School’s list of Research Supervisory Expertise.

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Entry requirements

• Up to three scholarships are available for the academic year 2018-19 and must be taken up within that period. Candidates who have already registered for a research degree are not eligible to apply. • The award is to the value of UK/EU fees plus an annual stipend on a monthly basis to the value of £11,000, and any additional money owing as a result of teaching undertaken. Candidates applying for the William Harrison scholarship as well may be awarded both scholarships in which case the School teaching and research scholarship will only comprise the maintenance element. • Paid employment for teaching and/or other academic duties up to approximately £3,500 per year. Please note that the teaching work payment may count as taxable income, whereas the maintenance payment is tax free. • The award is available to the most academically outstanding candidate wishing to undertake full-time study of a PhD offered by the School of Law at the University of Leeds. The award may be renewed on an annual basis to a maximum of three years. Renewal is subject to proof of satisfactory teaching and academic progression. • The School of Law Teaching and Research Scholarship cannot be held in addition to any other scholarship awarded by the School of Law, except the William Harrison scholarship • There are two processes involved – the student has to complete an application for a study place and also complete the School scholarship application form. • Candidates must not already hold a doctorate or equivalent. • The scholarship will only be awarded once the offer of the academic place has been confirmed.

How to apply

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