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The Kent Law School Studentships

Maintenance grant equivalent to that offered by the ESRC (£14,777 in 2018/2019) and tuition fees paid at the Home/EU rate

Applications are invited for full time research studentships leading to the degree of PhD commencing in September 2019 and offered at the Canterbury Campus.  The funding for these studentships will be available for one year in the first instance, extended (for registered students only) for a second and then third year providing verifiable progress has been made. 
Successful applicants for the studentships will receive a maintenance grant equivalent to that offered by the ESRC (£14,777 in 2018/2019) and tuition fees paid at the Home/EU rate.

Those awarded a studentship will normally be expected to teach a maximum of four hours per week in term time on an undergraduate law module, at the direction of the Head of School. Some bursaries (for example, reducing the Overseas fee to Home/EU fee rate) may also be available.


  • Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of the candidate and the research proposal
  • Applicants should normally have obtained, or be about to obtain an undergraduate degree at a high Upper Second Class Honours level (2:1 or equivalent from other countries), or a postgraduate degree with Merit or Distinction

How to apply

Those wishing to apply for the Kent Law School Studentship must apply to study for a postgraduate degree at the University online process

Along with their application, candidates must supply a research proposal of no more than 1500 words (excluding bibliography), as well as a sample of their written work (not exceeding 4,000 words – longer texts will not be read).


The closing date for 2019/20 has now passed.  Details for 2020/21 will be published when available.

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