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UCLan Research Bursaries and Studentships

UCLan advertises a range of funding schemes for postgraduate research at various times through the year. These include the University’s own studentships and bursaries and those from external organisations, including the Research Councils, the NHS, commerce and industry.

Available funding

Most funding is for PhD places. Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees, and some may also include a maintenance grant. A list of schemes currently open for applications is listed below.

Note: CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE ADVERTISED RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Reference RS/16/28

Applications are invited for a full time MA (by Research) studentship in the School of Language and Global Studies. The studentship is tenable for up to 1 year full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Description

The School of Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire is pleased to offer a studentship to prospective MA by research students to begin in July 1st 2017.

In the UK Government’s recent REF 2014 assessment of research activity, 70% of outputs were judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in Modern Languages and Linguistics in the School. Based in Preston in Lancashire, the School has a number of research hubs, including the Worldwise Centre, the International Institute of Korean Studies, and the International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies.

Under the lead of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics team, applications are invited for a studentship to support tuition fees for up to three years of full-time study. We welcome research proposals on any TESOL-related area. We have a particular interest in the following or related fields:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Instructed Second Language Acquisition
  • Digital technologies and language teaching
  • Second Language Pragmatics and intercultural communication

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification).

EU and International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Nicola Halenko email nhalenko@uclan.ac.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:   2nd May 2017

Proposed Interview Date  18 May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Reference RS/16/07

Applications are invited for a full or part time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Social Work and Community Engagement in collaboration with McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time or six years part-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the full time studentship and will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 October 2017.

Project Title
Sexual Violence on University Campus

Project Description

A full-time 3 year or six year part-time PhD studentship is available exploring sexual violence on university campus in the UK and Canada. It is a collaborative, international study funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. The PhD student will be based in the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm, School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire. The successful candidate will focus on sexual violence on university campus in the UK, using an intersectional approach and ensuring that student voices are central to future policy and curriculum development. S/he requires skills to work with a range of stakeholders, to work collaboratively with Canadian colleagues and be confident in using social media and related technologies.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: April 19th 2017
Proposed Interview Date  May 16th 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference ST-16-05

Applications are invited for a partially funded studentship for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in Intelligent Machines and maintenance Engineering in the School of Engineering.  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and a partial maintenance grant of £3000 per annum. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.  It is expected the successful applicant will start on 1st July 2017.

Project Title

Next Generation of Wind turbine Gearboxes; Intelligent Wind turbine Gearbox

Project Description


Wind turbine gearboxes play a major role in wind turbine performance and power generation. In order to improve their efficiency and reliability under different operating conditions, it is necessary for wind turbine components to operate efficiently, and with increased reliability. This project will focus on developing an intelligent gearbox for the wind turbine industry, by integrating sensors, intelligent electronics and actuators to develop an “Intelligent Gearbox”. The project include wireless communication via the “internet of things” to allow data to be collected from a remotely sited operating system. This combination of capability would be a significant advantage for critical gearbox applications in remote locations e.g. off shore wind turbines locations, which would enable cost-effective operation and proactive maintenance practices.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ahmed Onsy email: aonsy@uclan.ac.uk

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 classification or above or a Masters degree in a related discipline (or equivalent).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details please download an application pack.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number by the closing date.

Closing Date:                         2nd May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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