[Now Closed] Two PhD Scholarships in Korean Studies - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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[Now Closed] Two PhD Scholarships in Korean Studies

Two PhD Scholarships in Korean Studies

The International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is offering two fully funded PhD scholarships in Korean Studies. We seek highly motivated individuals who have excellent academic grades at Masters level and who are committed to original and high quality research in Korean Studies.

Applications are open to students of any nationality, but the scholarship covers the full value of UK tuition fees plus an annual stipend (currently set at £15,285 for the academic year 2020-21). Non-UK fee paying students will receive a partial fee waiver to the value of UK tuition fees and will also receive the stipend. Successful candidates will be expected to work with our academics as research assistants. The duration of the scholarships is three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

IKSU was established in 2014 as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea. IKSU is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at UCLan, bringing together university wide research expertise on global Korea in the context of development, political economy, anthropological discourse, society and culture, language, and international relations surrounding both Koreas.

This scholarship opportunity is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

Closing date for receipt of applications is 20th August 2020.

Applications should be made to Dr Sojin Lim (slim4@uclan.ac.uk) and they should include:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A one page of motivation letter
  • The grades achieved in your Masters degree
  • A short research proposal (approx 1500 words), including your research question related to Korea (North and/or South), explaining how the proposed research relates to the existing academic literature, and a brief description of your proposed methodology, within the disciplines of Anthropology, Development Studies, Sociology, and International Relations (inter-disciplinary methodologies are particularly welcome).

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their degree documents by 31st August 2020, via UCLan’s online application process for verifying Masters degrees and grades. Successful applicants must have the equivalent of a Masters degree with an average mark of 65% or higher and a dissertation mark of 65% or higher. Shortlisted applicants will be informed no later than 24th August 2020 and interviewed no later than August 31st.

Please contact Dr Sojin Lim, Co-Director of the IKSU (slim4@uclan.ac.uk) for further information.

For more information, See here.

Keywords: anthropology, development studies, sociology, international relations, politics, economy, society, history, inter-Korea relations, divided nations, fragile states, accountable institution, sustainable development, Korea peninsula