Falmouth Doctoral Studentships
Falmouth University is delighted to be offering fully funded studentships for enrolment in September 2019. Candidates can apply to the opportunities listed on the Falmouth Doctoral Projects page, each of which is hosted by one of Falmouth’s academic departments and aligned to one of our cross-disciplinary research programmes, or can propose their own research project. If applying with their own research project, these too must align with one or more of our research programmes to be eligible.
These studentships represent an exciting opportunity to become part of a community of multi-disciplinary researchers committed to shaping solutions for societal change through innovation, creativity and the arts.
Studentships comprise tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a stipend of £15,009 per year tenable for a minimum period of 3 academic years. EU students are welcome to apply. We also welcome applications for part-time studentships, and these comprise tuition fees and a pro-rata maintenance award for a 5-year period. Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked to deliver up to 180 hours per year of teaching within the department of their Director of Studies. Teaching hours will be paid in addition to the stipend, further raising the value of these awards.
Application deadline for September 2019 entry: 30 May 2019 (by 17:00 GMT)
PhD Studentship Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be taken into account when awarding Falmouth University doctoral studentships:
The strength of your professional and academic profile, as demonstrated through previous study and/or professional experience.
The quality, invention and viability of your response to the research project you are applying for.
The contribution you are able to make to the Falmouth research community and your host department, in terms of both research and teaching.
Candidates should also be aware of the following:
Students who are currently registered for a PhD programme are not eligible to apply for these awards.
Successful applicants will normally have achieved at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant first degree and demonstrate their potential for practice-led research through a master’s qualification and/or through alternative evidence of research aptitude.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0
Awards may not be deferred and must be taken in the next academic year.