Kirkstall Abbey: Medieval Monastic Site in the Changing World - from Romantic Ruins to Community Resource

Opportunity title

Kirkstall Abbey: Medieval Monastic Site in the Changing World - from Romantic Ruins to Community Resource

Key benefits

Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 years part time). Awards are subject to satisfactory academic progress. Awards must be taken up in October 2019. No deferrals are possible. Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8).

Entry requirements

Applicants for the scholarship should have an MA either in Medieval Studies, or single discipline - History, Art History or Museum Studies which has a medieval or medievalism component. BA in History or Art History will be an advantage. If your first language is not English then you'll need to meet our English Language minimum requirements: IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components; TOEFL scores of either: •580 (paper-based test) with a 4.5 in written English, or •92 (internet-based test) with a 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing and 23 in speaking Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements (

How to apply

Please note that the selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process:

STAGE 1 - Apply for a place of study, clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the deadline given below.

To assess your academic ability to undertake three years of independent research you may be required to provide the following evidence:
•Project Statement (a two-page statement that conveys your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and demonstrate your suitability for the intended study)
•Curriculum Vitae
•Transcripts of marks for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees plus certificates where available
•Two academic references from referees who will be able to provide their references by the deadline for Stage 1
•IELTS Certificate (if applicable)

Interviews will then take place to select a suitable candidate.

STAGE 2 - Apply for funding to WRoCAH

Candidates selected after Stage 1 then liaise with the project supervisory team to submit a WRoCAH studentship application via the WRoCAH online application form by the 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019 deadline.

NB: Candidates who have been unsuccessful in Phase One can submit a separate WRoCAH application as a non-CDA applicant.



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