Funding and Studentships

Newman University

50th Anniversary Studentships 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the University’s foundation in 1968, the Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies (FASPS) is pleased to announce it is sponsoring four new fees-paid studentships for Home students. These awards will cover fees associated with registration for a full-time PhD (or a full-time MPhil registration expected to convert to PhD) starting in academic year 2018-19.

All applicants must have received (by time of enrolment on the degree) at least a Master’s degree.

Expressions of Interest are welcome in any area of the Faculty’s research supervision, subject to suitable expertise and available capacity. Recommendation for the studentship award will be at the discretion of the Interview Panel and subject to successful acceptance for registration by both Newman University and Liverpool Hope University.

Interested potential applicants should follow the procedure outlined for enquiries and applications via the link here [], beginning with the Expression of Interest form, and can indicate ‘Fees studentship’ when asked how their studies are to be funded.

If you wish to be considered, please also submit a short (500 words maximum) supporting statement as a separate document with your Expression of Interest form. The supporting statement should address the following:

  • Academic achievement to date;
  • Your research skills development to date;
  • Why you wish to undertake the degree in FASPS.

Details of research interests and supervision areas can be found at

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday, 26 February 2018. Informal interviews will be held as soon as possible afterwards. Successful candidates will be notified later in March.

The key criteria for selection and appointment will be:

  • record of academic excellence of the candidate;
  • availability of supervisory expertise and capacity;
  • quality of project proposal;
  • research skills and training;
  • spread of recruitment in the Faculty.

Students will be studying for a MPhil/PhD degree awarded by Liverpool Hope University, by whose regulations successful applicants will be bound:


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