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Mlitt Legal and Constitutional Studies Scolarships

Mlitt Scholarships

The Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research is offering a number of scholarships to students applying for the MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies. The ILCR MLitt scholarship competition is open to outstanding Home/EU and International Students who are applying for a place on the MLitt Legal and Constitutional Studies at the University of St Andrews, to commence September 2017. Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit. Each MLitt scholarship is worth a maximum of £5K.

How to apply

The ILCR MLitt Scholarship competition is administered by the School of History. Please go to: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/postgrad/taughtpostgrad/postgradmlittawards.html and follow the instructions.

Note that full details on applying for an MLitt scholarship via the School of History will be sent, along with log-in instructions to the new funding application system, once you have been offered a place to study here by the Admissions team.

The deadline for MLitt Award applications is 21st April 2017

Enquiries about the MLitt Legal and Constitutional Studies can be sent to Professor Caroline Humfress (ch226@st-andrews.ac.uk). For more details about postgraduate study at St Andrews see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/

Milsom Studentship in English Legal History 2017

The Selden Society, founded in 1887 by F.W. Maitland and others to encourage the study and advance the knowledge of the history of English law, offers a Milsom Studentship (named in honour of the late Professor S.F.C. Milsom, sometime Literary Director and President of the Society) for a person commencing research in English legal history leading to the degree of PhD (or equivalent) at a university in the United Kingdom in September/October 2017.

The studentship will be tenable for a maximum of three years, subject to an annual review of progress. The annual value of the studentship will be a sum equivalent to the current total of the home/EU fees and recommended minimum maintenance allowance at the university at which the student is registered for the PhD degree, to a total maximum of £21,500 (account will be taken of funding available from other sources).

Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Society, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, selden-society@qmul.ac.uk.

The deadline for receipt of applications and references is 1 March 2017.

The studentship can be held at St Andrews and may be of interest to anyone considering a PhD at the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research. Anyone interested should contact Professor John Hudson (jghh@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field, and the award may be of interest to those considering applying for a PhD within the ILCR.

Full details about the scholarship are available on the Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships webpage: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/carnegie-caledonian/.

Please note that candidates put forward for nomination by Schools should be of outstanding quality.  Overseas applicants are also eligible, and if successful the difference between Home and Overseas fees will be met by the University.

University of Cambridge: Maitland Studentship in Legal History

This studentship in Legal History, which can include Law and Literature, might be of interest to junior members of the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research or to the students of members

The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one maintenance-only Studentship for Home/EU, or Overseas/Islands students applying to undertake doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2016. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English.

Applications will be accepted from students applying directly to read for the PhD degree only. Studentships are tenable for up to three years. Continued tenure of the Studentship will be subject to satisfactory academic progress, and to the meeting of any other conditions set by the University for continuation of study. In making decisions on the award or continuation of studentships, the Managers will take into account funding available from other sources.

The maximum annual value of the Studentship will be the University of Cambridge’s minimum maintenance requirement for PhD students, which for the academic year 2015-16 is £12750. Candidates wishing to be considered for this Studentship should complete the studentship application form and send it directly to Mrs Alison Hirst, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ or by email to phdadmissions@law.cam.ac.uk by 30 January 2016. Candidates should also apply for admission as a graduate student by the relevant PhD course closing date in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History or the Faculty of English.