Fees and funding
Please see postgraduate course fees for further information.
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Scholarships for LLM, M Res, MA Res, MSc
The School of Law will offer several scholarships for candidates entering its taught masters programmes in the 2013-14 academic year. There are three scholarship schemes offered by the Law School:
- School of Law International Scholarship (5,000)
Eligibility: international students commencing October 2013 on any taught postgraduate programme .
- School of Law Postgraduate Scholarships (1,000)
Eligibility: any students commencing October 2013 on any taught postgraduate programme, or commencing in January 2013 on those LLM/MSc programmes that offer the option of January entry (see programme descriptions).
- School of Law Master of Research Scholarships (2,250)
Eligibility: any students commencing October 2013 on the M Res (Law), M Res (Law & Society) or MA (Res) Legal History, and who would be eligible for ESRC or AHRC postgraduate research funding; in general terms this usually requires that applicants are citizens and/or permanent residents of the UK or another EU country.
Criteria for award
The scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis and only to candidates with a very strong academic record, with either a first class or a high 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed programme (or those who will hold such a degree before September 2013). Since the number of scholarships in each group is limited, we cannot guarantee that all candidates with either a first class or a high 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed programme will be offered a scholarship.
Applicants for the Master of Research Scholarships must additionally have very strong skills in research and writing; an area of research interest that fits with at least one of the School's areas of expertise; and an interest in pursuing doctoral study or research-oriented career.
There is no need for a separate scholarship application. All eligible LLM applicants will be considered.
FELIX SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANY MASTERS PROGRAMME
Applicants from India or a developing country who hold a first-class honours degree and are under 30 years of age on 31 January on the year of entry can apply for this award which pays full fees and provides a living allowance. Please contact Dr Aleardo Zanghellini, Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Law, before you apply. Please see Felix Scholarships. Apply before February in the year of entry.
EC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LLM EUROPEAN UNION LAW - offered some years
Scholarships paying up to 24,000 have in some years been available for students undertaking the School's L.LM European Union Law course. Under the European Neighbourhood Policy the EU has awarded around 40 scholarships a year to students pursuing postgraduate degrees in fields of European studies. The School of Law has been able to nominate up to three students for these awards. Scholarships are only open to applicants who are nationals of and resident in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. Reading LLM applicants were eligible for these scholarships in 2008 and 2010. The European Commission has not yet announced whether they will next run. When we find out, we will notify those who registered for information about our LLM European Union Law and other programmes. In the past announcements have been made in April.
ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The School of Law welcomes applications from international candidates who are applying for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. These scholarships award a grant of US$27,000 to assist in costs for one academic year of study. The School's LLM International Law & World Order and LLM Human Rights may be of particular interest to candidates applying for these scholarships. The scholarships are completely independent of the School of Law and all matters regarding these scholarships are managed by Rotary International. You will need to apply early. The deadline for scholarship applications is usually at least a year before the LLM commences
TULLOW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2013-14
The School of Law has been selected for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme for the following programmes:
LLM International Commercial Law
LLM Oil and Gas
MSc Oil and Gas
A total of 10 countries have been selected for participation in the scheme: Ghana, Uganda, Gabon, Cote D'Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Surinam and Uruguay. The deadline for applications is the 13th February 2013. Please see the website for details and to apply.
OFID SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master's degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2013. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support students or candidates for Master's degree studies. The applicant must be from a developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.
Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly-driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers - the cost of graduate studies. The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a tuition support of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master's degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2013.
The application deadline is May 1, 2013 (and open only to offer holders). Full details can be found at the website above.