POLIS PhD Studentships at University of Cambridge in UK, 2019-20

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Scholarship Description:

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at University of Cambridge is inviting applications for POLIS PhD Studentships for 2019/20 Entry. The studentships will be merit-based, with preference to applicants from the UK/EU.

All students who are offered a place on the PhD course will be automatically considered and no additional application is necessary.

The establishment of the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) in January 2009 provided a new institutional focus at Cambridge for teaching and research on politics in all its dimensions; international and comparative, theoretical and empirical, abstract and practical. POLIS is one of  four departments in the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science, together with the Departments of Sociology, and Archaeology and Anthropology, and is one of nine departments which constitute the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue PhD programs.

Field of Study:

Studentships are awarded within the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Scholarship Award: 

Each studentship will cover fees and maintenance at the standard Research Council rate.

Nationalities:

  • The studentships will be merit-based, with preference to applicants from the UK/EU.
  • Three studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Distinction).

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

The general requirement is for a first-class undergraduate degree from a UK university or equivalent, or GPA of at least 3.85 or equivalent from a non-UK university; and a master’s degree in a relevant subject, with a mark equivalent to a distinction, or a GPA of at least 3.85 or equivalent from a non-UK University. For research proposals that require knowledge of specific methodological or language skills, applicants must demonstrate the necessary competence or provide a realistic plan of how they will acquire the relevant skills.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

We strongly encourage you to include information about your ranking within your academic year from both your undergraduate and masters degree. We anticipate that successful applicants will be in the top 20% of their academic years, although we recognise that in programmes with highly competitive entry standards, this condition may be relaxed.

University Minimum Academic Requirements

Language Requirement:

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

Applying procedure Instructions:  

How to Apply: The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

In order to apply for this course, you’ll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references
  • Transcript
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English
    If required – you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal
    The research proposal should be a concise outline of the subject of the thesis, with a working title, and include an indication of the methodology to be adopted and the sources to be used. It should be no more 2,500 words, so be selective, consider the focus of your research, and explain the main outline of your thinking. A bibliography at this stage can and should only be limited, but we want to see reference to the relevant literature of which you are already aware, and some sense of that which you expect to be able to consult.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

January 3, 2019.

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