Postgraduate funding opportunities
Our University of London postgraduate degrees and PhD programme are recognised for funding, and it may be possible for you to apply for one of the following.
School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards for Master's students
About this studentship
- Two awards will be offered for 2013/14
- You must complete and submit the Postgraduate Fee Award Application form 2013 by Friday 17th May 2013
- LLM/MA Human Rights
- LLM/MA Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
- LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development
- LLM General
- LLM Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory
- Law Postgraduate Fee Awards may be awarded by the College on the recommendation of the School’s Research Committee to candidates with an outstanding academic record who shows high potential for strong performance on one of the School’s Master's programmes.
- Awards may be made for full-time or part-time study and to Home, EU students or International students. Where an award is made to an international student the student will be liable for the balance of their fees for the duration of their programme of study.
- Candidates will be expected to fulfil similar academic criteria to those demanded by external funding bodies. They will normally possess at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent and not normally have previously completed a Postgraduate Taught Programme.
- The competition is open to new students only.
What do these studentships offer?
- The awards will cover the cost of fees only at the home/EU rate. Where an award is made to an international student, the student will be liable for the balance of their fees for the duration of their programme of study.
- There is no maintenance award.
How to apply
- Before you can apply for this funding, you must submit an application to the College for one of our eligible master's programmes. Candidates will be considered for admission first, and for the award only after they have been offered a place (at least conditionally) onto the programme.
- Once you have been offered a place, you can apply using the relevant application form: Postgraduate Fee Award Application form 2013.
Deadline for applications
- Completed applications must be submitted by Friday 17th May 2013
- Terms and conditions
- Awards are made for a maximum of one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students.
- The College may discontinue the award if the student’s progress is not confirmed or their attendance is not satisfactory.
Ronnie Warrington Graduate Teaching Assistantships for MPhil/PhD Students
About this studentship
- The School of Law is now accepting applications from Home/EU and International students for the Ronnie Warrington Graduate Teaching Assistantships. There are two posts available. The assistantships are named to commemorate the contribution of Dr Ronnie Warrington to legal scholarship and education and to the establishment of this Law School.
Eligible research areas
- The School welcomes applications for the studentships in all core areas of the curriculum. A strong interest in legal theory, socio-legal approaches and to interdisciplinary research would be an advantage.
- The Graduate Teaching Assistantships are aimed at supporting innovative research in critical legal studies. Candidates need to identify the contribution their research will make to their field of study.
- Read about the research areas which our staff are able to supervise.
- Please see the person specification for details of eligibility criteria.
- The Ronnie Warrington Assistanships may be awarded by the College on the recommendation of the School’s Research Committee to a candidate with an outstanding academic record who shows high research potential. The award will be made for MPhil/PhD research study only.
- The posts are for full-time study only and are open to Home, EU students or international students.
- Candidates will be expected to fulfil similar academic criteria to those demanded by external funding bodies. They will normally possess at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent, in law and will preferably possess a Masters degree.
- Preference will be given to new students.
What does it offer?
- In 2013 the Ronnie Warrington awards will cover the cost of fees for a full-time at the Home, EU or International rate
- Fixed term teaching assistanship for 3 years, part-time position (17.5 hours) with a salary of £15,011.50 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
How to apply
- Before you can apply for this funding, you must submit an application to the College for the MPhil/PhD programme.
- Applicants must ensure they have applied for the MPhil/PhD programme before submitting their application for the Graduate Teaching Assistantship, otherwise their application for the GTA will not be considered.
- Once you have applied for the MPhil/PhD programme you can apply using the relevant application form on the Birkbeck jobs website.
- Please note that shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
Deadline for application
- The closing date is 17 May 2013.
- Award-holders are expected to complete their research degree normally within four years in the case of a full-time student, and within seven years in the case of a part-time student.
- The School, the supervisor and the student should be fully aware of their responsibilities under Birkbeck’s Code of Practice for postgraduate training and supervision.
- Advertisement for Ronnie Warrington Teaching Assistantships.
- Job description for Ronnie Warrington Teaching Assistanships.
Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships
- AHRC applications for Law may include doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, comparative or other studies of law and legal phenomena. The AHRC has a particular responsibility for studies where the focus is on the content or procedures of the law. It shares responsibility for studies in law with the ESRC, which has particular responsibility for work in socio-legal studies and on the socio-economic impact of the law. Find out more about:
- AHRC Block Grant Partnership Awards for postgraduate students
- AHRC Block Grant Partnership Awards for PhD students
- The deadline for 2013/14 applications is 15th February 2013.
Other online sources of information
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office recently funded an update of the information formerly published by the Directory of Social Change about trust funding available for international students studying in the UK. The updated information is available on the UKCISA website alongside other financial advice and links to information about scholarships.
- British Council Studentship database
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Chevening programme
- University of London Central Research Funds Grants
- The A.G. Leventis Foundation Postgraduate Educational Grants
- London School of Economics Financial Support Office funding database
- Alternative Funding Guide to Postgraduate Funding