Funding opportunities for postgraduate study in English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London

Announcement title (long): 
Postgraduate study opportunities, scholarships and bursaries in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, for the academic year 2014-15
Country: 
United Kingdom
Production: 
Bursaries
Closing date for submissions: 
22 May, 2014
Contact: 
Maria Macdonald, Postgraduate Secretary, Department of English & Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross London SE14 6NW UK
E-mail contact: 

The Department of English & Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, offers a range of fee-waiver bursaries for students starting their studies one one if its MA or MPhil/PhD programmes in September 2014: 

  • Up to 4 x £2,000 fee waivers for full-time MPhil/PhD students OR
  • Up to 8 x £1,000 fee waivers for part-time MPhil/PhD students

and

  • Up to 3 x £2,000 fee waivers for full-time MA students  OR
  • Up to 6 x £1,000 fee waivers for part-time MA students

(There will be at least one fee waiver for each of the following MA programmes: MA Comparative Literary Studies;  MA Creative and Life Writing;  MA Sociocultural Linguistics)

The balance of £2,000 and £1,000 bursaries awarded will depend on the relative quality of the applications.

New students in receipt of other scholarships/studentships are not eligible to receive these bursaries.

Please note that postgraduate research students are initially registered for the MPhil degree, and normally apply within about two years to upgrade their registration to the PhD degree

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 May 2014.

Applicants must also be applying for entry to the appropriate MA or MPhil/PhD programme on the College's online application system.

 

Criteria for award:

When making a decision about awarding fee waivers, the main criteria will be 

For MA bursaries: 

  • significant academic potential, indicated in particular by evidence of distinction and diligence in prior studies (and/or, in the case of the MA CLW, in creative writing).

For MPhil/PhD fee waiver bursaries: 

  • Evidence of distinction in a prior BA and/or MA programme
  • Diligence and timely progress in the conduct of original scholarly research of high quality, or of creative writing of high quality

 

How to apply:

To apply for the fee waivers, please send a CV and a letter of application, addressing the appropriate criteria above, to Maria Macdonald  by 22 May 2014.

The application letter for MA fee waiver bursaries should be less than 500 words and:

a) outline the grounds for your choice of MA programme (approx 75 words)
b) indicate how you expect your MA to help you achieve your intellectual, academic, or creative goals (approx 75 words)
c) make a strong case for your ability to complete the MA programme with excellent results (approx 350 words). In making this case, you may want to expand on some aspects of your CV, and you would certainly be well advised to frame this case with reference to the specified criteria for the relevant competition.

The application letter for MPhil/PhD fee waiver bursaries should be less than 650 words and:

a) provide a brief description of your research/creative project (50-75 words)

b) indicate its likely and potentially original contribution to the existing field of critical study/creative literature (100-150 words)

c) make a strong case for your ability to accomplish your project (350-450 words). In making this case, you may want to expand on some aspects of your CV, and you would certainly be well advised to frame this case with reference to the specified criteria for the relevant competition.

 

For more information visit the English & Comparative Literature Department's webpage or email the ECL Department's Postgraduate Secretary, Mrs Maria Macdonald