10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

The College of Social Sciences is offering a 10% discount to former University of Glasgow graduates (Alumni) wishing to pursue a Postgraduate Research Degree in the College.

This discount will be for all Postgraduate Research Students (PhD, EdD, MPhil by Research & MLitt) full and part-time, who have previously completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree at the University of Glasgow.

The discount will apply for the full term of study, excluding any thesis pending period.

There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the current award and enrolling on a the Postgraduate Research Degree Programme.

To be granted this discount you must indicate when applying for admission that you are a University of Glasgow graduate.

College of Social Sciences Scholarship 2016

College of Social Sciences Scholarship 2016

Applications are invited for up to 16 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s school/subject areas:

Adam Smith Business School
Subject PGR Convenors:
Accounting & Finance – Dr Yannis Tsalavoutas
Economics – Dr Francesca Flamini
Management – Dr Anna Morgan-Thomas
School of Education
School PGR Director:  Dr Oscar Odena
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
School PGR Director:  Dr David Borthwick
School of Law
School PGR Director:  Professor Emilios Christodoulidis
School of Social & Political Sciences
Subject PGR Convenors:
Central & East European Studies – Dr Moya Flynn
Economic & Social History – Professor Malcolm Nicolson
Politics –Dr Mo Hume
Sociology –Dr Sarah Armstrong and Dr Nicole Bourque
Urban Studies – Dr Mhairi MacKenzie

Up to 6 of the available scholarships will be allocated to applicants applying to the Adam Smith Business School.

This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted.

To increase your chances of securing funding, Home/EU (all subjects) and international (PhD Economics only) students should also apply for a DTC (ESRC) Pathway Scholarship 2016.

Eligibility

Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students (start date between October 2016 and January 2017) are eligible to apply.  Students already in the first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1st September 2015 and 1st September 2016) are also eligible to apply.

Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.  Only students based at a University of Glasgow campus are eligible for the scholarship.  Distance learning students are not eligible.

Students are not permitted to hold a College of Social Sciences Scholarship simultaneously with any other scholarship.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing between October 2016 and January 2017 and will provide:

  • an annual maintenance grant (stipend) equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,254 full-time/£8552.40 part-time tbc for 2016/17)
  • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
  • a research support grant of £750 (£450 part-time) per annum

Stipends are paid August-July, in line with the University of Glasgow financial year.

Successful applicants will be funded up until the end of their 3rd year of full-time PhD studies or their 5th year of part-time PhD studies.

How to Apply

Applicants not currently studying for a PhD in the College of Social Sciences must identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application, in order to secure a reference and develop a research proposal.

Please contact the relevant School PGR Director or Subject PGR Convenor listed above, in order to identify potential supervisors based on your proposed area of research.

All applicants should attach the following documentation to a single email and send to alan.mcconnell@glasgow.ac.uk by 17:00 on Monday 1st February 2016:

College of Social Sciences Scholarship Application Form

With all sections and final checklist completed.

Academic Transcript(s)

Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate), received to date.  Electronic screenshots are acceptable for pending degrees or where a paper transcript is not available.

Two Academic References

On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.

References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the application email.

References can also be emailed direct to alan.mcconnell@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address, clearly indicating the name of the applicant and the scholarship in their email header and file name.

Applicants currently studying for a PhD at the University of Glasgow should include one reference from their first supervisor. Other applicants should include one reference from a potential PhD supervisor at the University of Glasgow.

Second reference should be from an academic source e.g. previous supervisor, lecturer etc.

The University of Glasgow will not contact referees on the behalf of applicants.

College of Social Sciences Scholarship Research Proposal

Research proposal form should be completed and attached to the application email.

Additional items such as references and bibliography should be attached to the application email separately from the research proposal – i.e. on a different word document.

Proposals should be no longer than 1500 words, excluding references etc. Any proposal over 1500 words will not be considered.

Proposals must be checked and supported (via a reference) by a supervisor or potential supervisor.

Other Information

All documents should be named as follows:  “CoSS Scholarship, Document Name, Student Name”
For example:                                          “CoSS Scholarship, Reference 1, John Smith”

Scholarship applications for more than one subject area e.g. PhD Economics and PhD Accounting Finance must be submitted separately.

Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Admission

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to the relevant PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.

Applicants relying on a successful scholarship application to undertake a PhD will be invited to apply for admission should their scholarship application be shortlisted.

Applicants with alternative funding available in the event of an unsuccessful scholarship application should apply for admission to the PhD at the same time as applying for the scholarship.

The same documents can be used in support of both the scholarship and admission applications but should be submitted separately i.e. scholarship application documents emailed to Alan McConnell and admission application documents uploaded via the online system.

Selection Process

Applications will be shortlisted by a school selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Out of 10 for academic record and references
  • Out of 10 for research proposal
  • Out of 5 for supervision and training

The final selection will be made by a college selection panel and candidates will be notified by Monday 21st March 2016.

Altona Foundation for Philosophical Research (ASFPG) Scholarship in Legal Theory

Altona Foundation for Philosophical Research (ASFPG) Scholarship in Legal Theory

This scholarship is offered to support students undertaking full-time doctoral research in legal theory at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow. The scholarship is intended to further interdisciplinary work in legal theory which engages political and social dimensions of law.

The ASGPG is an independent foundation which has its seat in Hamburg, Germany. The purpose of the Foundation is to stimulate and support research and theory including research in Applied Ethics and Law. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in the activities of the ASFPG.

The scholarship covers fees at the Home/EU rate for three years. It does not cover maintenance costs. Applications are invited for the scholarship commencing in September 2016.

The deadline for receipt of the applications is Friday, 1 April 2016.

For informal enquiries, please contact Emilios.Christodoulidis@glasgow.ac.uk

Eligibility

Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply.

The scholarship is also open to current first year PhD students.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of three years full-time commencing on 1 October 2016 and will provide:

  • fees at the standard Home/EU rate

Please note the scholarship does not cover maintenance costs.

How to Apply

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to Susan.Holmes@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday, 1 April 2016:

Altona Scholarship Application Form

Academic Transcript(s)

Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

2 references

On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.

References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the email.

References can also be emailed direct to Susan.Holmes@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “John Smith XX Scholarship Reference”

Copy of CV

Research Proposal and Written work

A research proposal of no more than 1000 words, as well as a sample for their written work (not exceeding 5,000 words).

Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and those shortlisted will be invited for interview.  Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 20 May 2016.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.  Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.