Research Excellence Academy Scholarship at Newcastle University in UK, 2017

Research Excellence Academy Scholarship at Newcastle University in UK, 2017

Newcastle University is pleased to offer Research Excellence Academy Scholarship for PhD research project. The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international applicants.

Newcastle University’s aim is to be a world-class research-intensive university and deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality.

The university is governed by a number of statutory bodies. The Executive Board comprises the senior management team that has oversight of the day-to-day running of the University.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing research.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the Constructions and uses of the European past in heritage and political discourse.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and £14,296 living expenses per year (2016-17 Research Council UK rate).

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international applicants who propose to study their Ph.D. on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must:
  • Hold at least a 2:1 honours degree and a master’s degree, preferably with distinction, or their international equivalents, in:
  • heritage/museum studies
  • history
  • cultural/media studies
  • art history
  • politics
  • sociology
  • geography
  • or a related subject.
  • Meet our English language requirements if your first language is not English
  • Be commencing the first year of a full-time Ph.D. with the University in January 2017.
  • Knowledge of a second European language is desirable but not essential.

Nationality: The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international applicants.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must hold a 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master’s degree, or an international equivalent.

English language Requirements: If English is not your first language you will need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification.  In most cases, you will need an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. You will also need at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in each of the four sub-skills:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Listening

Individual course pages list if you need an overall IELTS score or subscores higher than this.

UK Scholarships

How to Apply: You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form.  All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must be completed:

  • Insert the programme code 8834F in the programme of study section
  • Select ‘PhD Media, Culture and Heritage’ and the ‘Research Area’Museum, Gallery, and HeritageStudies.
  • Insert the studentship code MCH17 in the studentship/partnership reference field
  • Attach a covering letter, CV and a 750-word outline about
  1. i) how you would develop the project and
  2. ii) what research methods and critical approaches you would hope to use to achieve this, giving an indication of areas where you would require support/training.
  • The covering letter must state the title of the scholarship, quote reference code MCH17 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
  • Attach degree transcripts* and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification.

*You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s.

You should also email your covering letter, CV and 750-word project outline to Professor Whitehead.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline 30 September 2016.

Scholarship Link