MA Scholarship in Legal History

Updated: 10 days ago
Deadline: Masters Research.

Study Area(s): Humanities; Law

Scholarship Level: Masters Research

Closing Date(s): 1 July

Tenure: One year

Number offered: One

Value: A stipend of $17,000 plus domestic tuition fees


Description

This scholarship is available to give one graduate student an opportunity to contribute to ‘Scots Law and British Colonialism’, a three-year project supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi Marsden Fund.


Eligibility

The student will enrol for a research-only Masters in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, working under the project’s principal investigator, Dr Valerie Wallace.


Criteria
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree, preferably with Honours, and be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time Master’s by thesis in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Preference will be given to students with a background degree in History or related disciplines such as Law or Scottish Studies.

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

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Scholarship specific documentation
  • A statement outlining the desired area of research and intended research project.
  • A reference (to be requested via the online application).

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by Dr Valerie Wallace on the basis of academic merit and in consultation with the Head of School and other appropriate academic staff.


Regulations and conditions
  • A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  • All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  • The Scholarship can be deferred to 2021.
  • The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  • Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  • Recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  • At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

  • Contact

    For further information on the project or to see a list of possible research topics, please contact Valerie.Wallace@vuw.ac.nz


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