The Fellowship Programme
Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (usually a 1st or 2.1) in a social science or maritime related discipline. In addition those applicants for whom English is a second language will be required to possess a certificate from IELTS with a minimum score of 7 or TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 600. Applications are particularly encouraged from students resident in developing countries and in Asia and Japan.
Programme of Study
Successful applicants will undertake a four year programme of study leading to a PhD. The programme will comprise:
Social Science Research Methods (leading to the interim award of a Diploma in Social Science Research Methods).
Year One / Year Two
Following successful completion of the taught element of their course, students will embark upon a thesis, the topic of which will be chosen with advice from supervisors, but which will relate to the maritime sector and will be conducted within a social science theoretical framework.
Students will undergo an interim progress review in the course of their second year in accordance with the regulations of the University and the School of Social Science. This will entail submission of one chapter of their thesis and an oral examination. Students who successfully pass their oral examination will be able to progress to a third and fourth year and complete a PhD.
This programme provides for the funding of 4 years study to PhD.
Once the first student cohort has graduated, SIRC will run an annual workshop for all alumni and registered fellowship students on issues of importance relating to shipping and the human element. These workshops will take place in the UK and alumni will have their expenses paid in full to allow them to attend.
A web-based alumni association will also be created in order to provide a forum for communication, discussion and the exchange of ideas.
Closing date for applications: Applications for 2013 now closed - If you would like to be informed of future fellowships please email email@example.com
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