UCL Department of Political Science Funding (CLOSED)
The department offers a number of studentships. All applicants to the PhD programme who have submitted their applications to the online UCL Admissions system by January 14th 2013 are automatically considered for studentships.
Upon admission to the programme (see Apply tab for details), principal supervisors will nominate candidates for studentships. In February, the PhD Committee evaluates all nominations and ranks all candidates based on the following criteria:
- Grades (undergraduate and masters) and awarding institutions
- Research proposal
- Letters of recommendation
- Relevant work experience (if applicable)
For studentships administered by the department, offers are made immediately (Departmental studentships, ESRC quota award). For several studentships, the PhD Committee nominates candidates to the administering body (UCL GRS/ORS awards, ESRC DTC pool competition, UCL Global Excellence Scholarship), with offers normally being made in spring. All studentships are extremely competitive and only candidates with an excellent academic record and strong research proposal are usually awarded.
Studentships are typically tenable for three years (subject to satisfactory progress). Successful candidates will have their fees covered and receive an annual maintenance grant (offers made will contain specific details depending on the studentship scheme). In the 2nd and 3rd years, studentship holders are expected to make a contribution to teaching at the Department.
Departmental Teaching Assistantships
All PhD students who are registered on the School's MPhil/PhD programme and who have successfully completed the first year in the programme are eligible to apply for a Departmental Teaching Assistantship. All eligible PhD students are considered for these positions. The duties of a Teaching Assistant include seminar teaching and coursework/examination marking.
Global Excellence Scholarship (CLOSED)
UCL Global Excellence Scholarships aim to reward academic excellence among new UCL students. The value of the scholarship is £5,000 and is tenable for one year only. Global Excellence Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and potential. Financial circumstances of the candidates are not taken into account.
There is no formal application process for this scholarship as all students who apply for study (Masters or MPhil/PhD) in the School of Public Policy before 14th January 2013 in the year they wish to commence study are eligible and will be considered by the department for nomination to the Faculty/College selection committees.
AHRC Funding - Masters Research Preparation Award (CLOSED)
The department has funding for one Masters Research Preparation award under the
Block Grant Partnership Scheme with the Arts and Humanities Research Council
(AHRC). The deadline for applications is January 14th 2013.
Please note that applicants can be nominated for an AHRC studentship by one department or programme only.