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Offers are been accepted at the Queen Mary University of London for Cloud Legal Project CCLS Scholarships. The successful candidates will undertake research for a PhD degree within the field of cloud computing law under the supervision of Professor Christopher Millard, Professor Chris Reed, Professor Ian Walden, or other CCLS academics, as appropriate based on the specific research topics that are agreed.
The Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London, is one of the top UK research universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Course Level: Studentship is available to undertake PhD degree programme.
Study Subject: Studentship is awarded within the field of cloud computing law.
Scholarship Award: The award will cover all tuition fees whether at the Home/EU rate or the overseas rate. It is therefore open to both UK and overseas applicants. In addition, the recipient will receive an annual stipend grant of £27,500 per annum.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
- The award is for full-time postgraduate PhD research students only, who will reside in or around the London area for the duration of their doctoral studies;
- Applicants are requested to submit a short research proposal (1,000 words maximum – this is therefore different from the normal requirement for a Law PhD Research Proposal)) outlining their proposed research question and methodology. Applicants may propose a research topic in the field of cloud computing law that builds on work already undertaken at QMUL or may propose a new topic in the field of cloud computing law.
- Applicants should be aware that the School of Law PhD programme has various entrance requirements which applicants are expected to meet (information on these can be found at the PhD programme page. For example, the programme looks for applicants to hold a post-graduate taught degree in Law, or a Law-related subject, and have gained a Pass with Distinction overall (or the equivalent if the degree is taken outside the UK). In addition, this award has the following specific entry requirements:
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Law or, if not, both an undergraduate degree in another field and a legal professional qualification.
Experience in one or more relevant areas of technology law, including in-depth knowledge of relevant EU law and the domestic law of at least one EU member state, is essential. Such experience and knowledge may have been gained in academia and / or legal practice.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research skills, excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Existing PhD students who have already enrolled prior to September are not eligible to apply for the award.
- The award is for new applicants looking to enroll at the beginning of the coming academic year, in September 2017. Given that most LLM (and some MA) courses in the UK end with graduation in November (and that, as mentioned, entry on to the PhD programme is dependent upon the applicant obtaining a certain grade on their LLM/MA course so as to meet the PhD programme’s academic entry requirements), so this means current UK LLM students (or students on any course with graduation after September 2017) are not normally eligible to be considered.
Nationality: Studentship is open to both UK and overseas applicants.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Students will be expected to have a distinction on an LLM or equivalent qualification. In some circumstances the requirement will be applied flexibly, for example if an applicant has performed to distinction level in a dissertation or has an outstanding undergraduate qualification. In exceptional cases, vocational experience in the proposed area of research may compensate for the lack of a master’s degree, or a grade below that specified above. For example, working as a magistrate, judge, lawyer or expert for a considerable period of time, such as five years, in the proposed area of research will be taken into account. A relevant undergraduate degree in Law or its relevant equivalent qualification is necessary in all cases.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Only applicants who have completed the online application process to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding.
- Proof of most recently taken academic qualification. This should include both the transcript showing the breakdown of your mark, including specifically the mark for any dissertation component taken), and a copy of the certificate confirming the overall grade.
- If students are a current LLM or MA student, they should include documentation relating to their previous course of study (for example, your LLB).
Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1, 2017.