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UCLan is offering 10 PhD Research Scholarships for UCLan Cyprus

To celebrate the continued growth of the UCLan Cyprus campus, UCLan UK is offering ten scholarships for full-time PhD programmes (via MPhil). As UCLan UK ‘off campus’ registered research scholars, students will receive supervision and training predominantly at the Cyprus campus, but their projects will also enjoy support from UCLan UK. The PhD scholarships will be sponsored by UCLan UK therefore the awards will be from UCLan UK.

The scholarships are for full time study tenable for three years and open only to permanent residents in the Republic of Cyprus and to EU Nationals. The scholarships will cover tuition fees, but scholars may be required to pay towards a trip in the early years, to engage with faculty at the University of Central Lancashire, in Preston-UK.

As a minimum requirement, applicants must have a recognised first degree, second class honours or above; or a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification and fluency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 7.0. PhD scholarships normally require at least an upper second-class honours first degree.

Applicants must not be in full time employment during the full time PhD studies, and must be resident in Cyprus during the period of study. Normally, successful applicants will be given the opportunity to assist in teaching at undergraduate level at the Cyprus campus and be supported with pedagogic professional development opportunities as part of their studies and career development. Where teaching is undertaken, the number of class contact teaching hours offered to each scholar will be up to a maximum of six [6] per week during term time.

As the PhD research scholars progress with their research, they will be coached on how to build a portfolio of activities, i.e. co-deliver UG teaching, offer tutorials, supervise lab, support research bids; and to develop essential faculty skills so that they can possibly apply to join the ranks of faculty. As early career researchers and associate lecturers-tutors they will be given opportunities to develop some income via part-time Academic activities.

Applications are invited in the following thematic areas; interdisciplinary topics will also be considered:

  • Accounting and Finance: Accounting Information Systems; Management Accounting; Finance
  • Business Management-Economics: Circular economics and innovation models; Creative advertising and niche marketing; Entrepreneurship and family firms
  • Law and Globalisation: Business and financial regulatory frameworks; Legal structures for growing innovative ventures
  • Law and Emerging Technologies: Privacy and Human Rights; Human Computer interaction; Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Intelligence
  • Tourism and Hospitality: Eco-agro food and beverage ventures; Sustainable tourism models
  • Education: Blended and Distance Learning
  • Data Analytics: Reflective Analytics for efficient and effective Human Resource and Business Performance Management
  • Cybersecurity: cybersecurity education, cybersecurity capabilities development, cybersecurity threat hunting
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Telecommunications Engineering, Internet of Things, Indoor Navigation and Positioning
  • Computing: Secure and Intelligent User Profiles on the Cloud, User Quality of Experiences in responsible smart environments, Mobile Applications, Distributed Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence
  • Educational Technologies and STEM Education: Multimedia educational tools, Educational Games, E-learning, Gamification, Computing Education
  • Web Media & Design
  • Mathematics: Combinatorics
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Signal processing of speech, facial expressions and gestures for user traits recognition (including the recognition of physical and mental health conditions, as well as personality traits).   

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during early September. PhD studies can only commence once the candidate’s proposal is approved by the registration committee of UCLan UK. Following approval, the successful candidates will be formally registered to begin their PhD study on 21st September 2020.

It is important to enclose all requested information so the University can make a decision on your application. We reserve the right to request sight of original certificates or further information.

  • The application form; (please find it here)
  • Copies of your first degree/master’s degree qualification certificates and transcripts with certified translations where applicable;
  • If you are waiting for your award, please advise when it will be conferred;
  • A copy of your current passport or identification card;
  • Where English is not your first language, evidence is required of your English language qualification at IELTS 7.0. IELTS certificate must be dated to within 2 years of your intended programme start date;
  • Two academic references (You must send you reference forms to your academic referees. These may be submitted separately. The completed references should be forwarded to the email address on the reference form which can be found here)

For enquiries and applications please contact 24 694 000 or phdscholarshipscy@uclan.ac.uk .

Application deadline Tuesday 1st September 2020.

You can also find notes for guidance here.