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International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies e-learning scholarships 2014-15

The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies is offering 3 scholarships of £2,000 each for study in the academic year 2014-2015 (to be awarded as tuition fee discounts).

All applicants to the new e-learning MA in Heritage Management and Tourism will be considered. Applicants will be judged on the overall application and in particular the personal statement. There is no separate application process for these scholarships although we ask that you do mention you wish to be considered for the ‘ICCHS e-learning scholarships’ in your online application form.

The decision will be made shortly after the closing date and we regret we are only able to notify successful applicants. The scholarships are available for this academic year only but are open to applicants for both the October and April entry. International and home (UK/EU) fee paying students are all eligible to apply if they meet the criteria below.

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The application deadlines for these scholarships are: 17:00 pm on 6 March 2015 (April entry).

Application criteria:

  • Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, a good 2.1 (average of 65% or over) or its international equivalent in their undergraduate degree, or a 2.1 (average of 60% and above) and at least one year of relevant work experience.
  • Awards are for the MA in Heritage Management and Tourism (e-learning) only. Applicants to the PGDip, PgCert programmes and the standalone modules are not eligible.
  • Successful applicants can combine the scholarship with other sources of University funding, including alumni discounts.
  • Eligible applicants may apply for this scholarship in addition to the Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship. However, if successful in both applications, they would not receive this scholarship in addition to the Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • Eligible applicants may not combine this scholarship with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship.
  • The award will be administered as a tuition fee discount.
  • The scholarships are to be administered by ICCHS.

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2015-16

The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies invites top-calibre applicants to apply to the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership studentships competition 2015. More than fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships are available across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines. UK and EU applicants are eligible for these awards.

Northern Bridge is an exciting, AHRC-funded collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen’s University Belfast. Our aim is to deliver outstanding doctoral education in the arts and humanities, and successful applicants will join a thriving cohort of almost fifty Northern Bridge PhD students recruited through last year’s studentship competition. Northern Bridge offers exceptional supervision by academic staff researching at the cutting edge of their disciplines, vibrant research environments that promote interdisciplinary enquiry, and research training and career development opportunities tailored to the needs of twenty-first century researchers.

Northern Bridge students benefit from our close partnerships with prestigious local and national organisations in the cultural, heritage, broadcasting, and government sectors. Our partners provide a wide range of placement, research, and training opportunities, and currently comprise: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; BBC Northern Ireland; Belfast City Council; Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure NI; Durham Cathedral; National Media Museum; New Writing North; Newcastle City Council; Sage Gateshead; Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books; The Bowes Museum; Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; and Wordsworth Trust.

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • fees and maintenance at the UK Research Councils’ national rate
  • a research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork
  • financial support to attend our cohort-building events
  • financial support to incorporate short-term placements, international study visits and specialist training events in order to develop your skills.

If you are planning to apply for these awards in ICCHS you are advised to contact us (Dr Areti Galani) as soon as possible to discuss your application.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Jane Hagger.

The application deadline for these scholarships for enrolment in September 2015 is: 5 p.m. on Monday 26 January 2015.

Please note that we will accept applications to our courses after the AHRC deadline but you would not be eligible for AHRC funding.

International Students

Newcastle University offers a number of partial scholarships and fees discounts to prospective international postgraduate students.

International students may also be eligible to apply for funding from their own governments or educational bodies, especially for PhD level research. You are advised to investigate these possibilities with your governmental or educational bodies as early as possible as many sources of funding have application deadlines in advance of those followed in the UK.