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									                                      Lancaster University

                          FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

                      Departmental MA Scholarship Scheme, 2012-13

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to be able offer up to 8 departmental
fees-only scholarships to outstanding applicants to full-time or part-time Masters
programmes in any department in the Faculty. The value of each award will be equivalent
to the UK/EU fees. It will be paid in the form of a fee-waiver for one year for full-time
programmes, and will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for part-time programmes.

Applications should be made via departments and decisions about the allocation of awards will be
taken at departmental level. All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in any
department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and be due to commence their studies during
the 2012-13 academic year. Those currently registered for postgraduate study at Lancaster are not
eligible to apply for this award.

Application process
  Applicants should contact their prospective home department for details of the
  applications process there.

Terms of the awards
The terms of the award are as follows:
   1. Award holders must be registered on Masters programmes in the Faculty of Arts
       and Social Sciences.
   2. Where an applicant has been made a Conditional Offer of a place on a programme,
       any award made will be conditional upon the conditions being met.
   3. The value of the award will be equivalent to UK/ EU rates and will be made for one
       year (or pro-rata for part-time students), normally payable in the form of a fee-
       waiver. Where an award is made to a student of overseas fee status, the award
       holder will be responsible for paying the difference between the value of the award
       and the total value of the fee due.
   4. Awards are made subject to continuing satisfactory progress as a Masters student
       and may be withdrawn at any time if progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory.
   5. Bursaries will not normally be paid to holders of UK Research Council studentships,
       or the equivalent thereof. The Faculty and its constituent departments reserve the
       right to withhold the unpaid portion of any bursary in the event that the holder
       succeeds in securing alternative external funding at any time during the period
       covered by the award.
   6. Award holders will normally be required to undertake a small amount of work in
       their Department, as a condition of their award, usually equivalent to approx 2
       hours per week.
   7. This award must be taken up in the year in which it is awarded, and applicants who wish to
      defer the start of their studies will not be able to retain the award. Students holding this
      award and wishing to intercalate during their studies must apply in writing to the Associate
      Dean for Postgraduate Studies for permission to do so, in addition to seeking the
      permission of their Head of Department.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
14 November 2011

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