Postgraduate Scholarships

The Old College

The Old College

12 June 2008

Thursday 12 June, 2008
Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarships (PhD) at Aberystwyth University

Applications are invited for four PhD scholarships at Aberystwyth University to begin on 1 October 2008 in the following subjects:
•        Geography and Earth Sciences
•        Theatre, Film and Television
•        Law
•        Psychology

The scholarships are tenable for a period not exceeding 5 years and include fees and maintenance for the duration of the period of study. The scholarship holders are expected to engage in teaching activities through the medium of Welsh during this period. Candidates who have previously studied for a Masters level qualification will hold the scholarship for a period of four years. Candidates who have not previously studied for a Masters level qualification will hold the scholarship for 5 years, and will receive research training during the first year. In both cases, in the final year, the scholarship holder will be treated as a teaching fellow, and therefore the teaching workload will increase. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop research skills in an institution committed to research excellence and Welsh medium teaching.

The scholarships are funded by the Welsh Assembly Government via the Centre for Welsh Medium Higher Education as part of the Welsh medium Strategy of the universities of Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government. The University also contributes financially to this scheme by contributing towards the scholarship holders' salaries in the final year.

The closing date for applications for all scholarships is 16 June 2008.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Mari Elin Jones, Centre for Welsh Language Services, Aberystwyth University, 01970 622045 /