Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
Kent Law School (KLS) is one of the UK’s leading law schools. It was the 2nd ranked UK Law School in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with a scholarly environment judged as supporting world-leading research. Law at Kent is ranked 15th out of 101 in The Guardian University Guide 2022, 16th in The Times Good University Guide 2022, and 45th in the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Our work draws upon doctrinal and interdisciplinary methodologies, diverse critical, contextual and socio-legal approaches, and a range of theoretical perspectives from the humanities and social sciences in order to contribute to a broad range of legal sub-disciplines.
The recipient of this KLS studentship will not be required to teach. However, as part of our commitment to support the next generation of legal academics, all doctoral students have the opportunity to undertake paid teaching on an undergraduate law module, at the direction of the Head of School.
The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate Home rate (£4,712 for 2023/24) plus an annual maintenance stipend of (£18,622 for 2023/24) per annum (increasing annually in line with the UKRI rate).
- The studentship opportunity is open to all candidates with the following requirements:
- Have completed a degree in law, political theory, philosophy of technology, human-centred design or other relevant discipline at Master's level, equivalent to merit or distinction.
- A combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK Master’s level degree may also be accepted. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis, and a proposal’s outstanding quality and strong fit with the Future of Good Decisions project will be taken into account.
- This studentship is available to all candidates, but only covers UK home-rate fees. Candidates who are not eligible for the UK home-rate fees may use alternative funds to cover the difference.
Study experience required
Applicants must ensure that they do all of the following by the Scholarship deadline:
Submit an online application for admission to the PhD in Law. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their intended project with lead supervisor.
As part of the application, you must submit a clear and succinct research proposal (usually around 2000-2500 words), a personal statement explaining the reasons you wish to undertake the research degree (the ‘Reasons for Study’).
Complete the KLS Research Studentship in Legal Design, New Technology and Human Values application form, and email this when complete.