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Departmental Bentham Scholarships (2020/21): UK/EU/Overseas, 4 years, fees and stipend

The department offer 4-year PhD Scholarships to prospective PhD candidates starting in 2021 for UK and EU/Overseas students. The Scholarship covers full fees and a stipend of approx. £16,000 (specific amount tbc).

The 4 years of funding are either for students arriving with a Master's degree, or for students wishing to first pursue a Masters within the department followed by a 3-year PhD programme.

The fellowships are made solely based on academic merit and research potential and include a teaching requirement in the 2nd and 3rd years for a total of 180 hours per annum (this includes both contact and non-contact hours and is line with research council scholarships)

After having read the application guidelines on the doctoral page, candidates should contact the PhD Administrator polsci.admissions@ucl.ac.uk, to register their interest and for further information.

Although the deadline is 30th April 2021, applications for Bentham grants are more competitive if submitted by 11th December 2020


Departmental Teaching Assistantships

All PhD students who are registered on the Department's 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.