Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship: Social Policy

Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship: Social Policy   

School of Social Sciences; College of Business, Social Sciences and Law   

The School of Social Sciences at Bangor University is offering a Welsh medium postgraduate scholarship in the field of Social Policy to start 1 October 2011. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.  Funding is available for up to five years, including three/four years as a doctorate research student and an additional year as a teaching fellow. The postgraduate scholarship will include the university’s tuition fees (the current rate for home/EU students is £3,466) and also a maintenance grant (the current rate is £13,590 a year). Applications are invited from prospective researchers with a background in social sciences and who have an interest in health policy in Wales since devolution. The successful candidate will also need to undertake some Welsh medium teaching in the School of Social Sciences as one of the scholarship’s conditions. The final year of the scholarship will be considered a fellowship year when the teaching commitments will increase.

The School of Social Sciences is part of the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law and more information about the college is available on its website.

The School of Social Sciences has 38 full time academic staff members who teach and research in a wide variety of fields. Further information about the School and the research interests of staff members are available on its website.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/attributes:

  • A first class/upper second class degree or a postgraduate or professional qualification in a relevant field.  To be awarded the scholarship, the candidate must have graduated from an acknowledged higher education institution, or an undergraduate student who expects to graduate before 31 July 2011.  
  • Able to speak and write fluently in Welsh.          
  • Show the ability and perseverance needed to complete a PhD through research within the period of the scholarship.
  • Prepare an outline of his/her ideas for the proposed research project.
  • Be in a position to undertake Welsh medium teaching duties at the School of Social Sciences. The scholarship holder will be expected to make an important contribution towards Welsh medium teaching and towards the development of new Welsh medium provision.

Candidates should send a letter of application containing an outline of their ideas for the proposed research project (not more than 1,000 words), a current copy of their CV, as well as the names of two referees familiar with their academic work, to: Professor Ian Rees Jones, Head of the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG (i.r.jones@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 382232).  

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2011. Candidates will be interviewed for this scholarship as part of the selection process.

For further information, contact Dr Delyth Morris (d.morris@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 382140).

Publication date: 31 August 2011