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Fully Funded PhD Research Scholarships for Overseas Students at Lancaster University in UK, 2018/19

One dead as rival cult groups clash in Imo state

One person was reportedly killed,after two dreaded cult groups clashed in Oguta community, Imo state over rivalry issues.

The clashes were as a result of some undisclosed lingering issues which the cult members considered in negligence.

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Oguta has always been known for cult activities in recent past. The tragic event took place just as the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, paid a courtsey call to the Ezes in a neigbouring village.

The clash is alleged to be an extension of the ongoing cult crisis in Rivers state as residents in Oguta fled helterskelter seeking safety before officers of the Nigeria police got to the scene to calm the upsurge. It took the combined effort of the army and police to disperse the cult memebers.

According to an eye witness, a group of different cult youths abruptly emerged and shot sporadically at themselves, development which left the entire community in imperative turmoil.

Local security agencies have said that candid efforts to uncover the major causes of the upsurge, stating that arrest will be made to further the investigation.

The man which was recovered dead in the crisis have been identified to be members of the community.

The new Fully Funded Research Scholarships is now available on offer for all new UK, EU or overseas students. Students will be joining a community of world-class academics who are passionate about their work and carry out cutting edge research.

Lancaster University is an internationally highly-ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research. Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities with a collegiate system which has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty, and continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the following three subjects: The Cold War in Global Perspectives, Family Justice and Phonetics.
  • Scholarship Award: The funding will cover your course fees for the duration of your PhD studies and we will contribute £15,000 per year towards other costs.
  • Nationality: All students are welcome to apply, whether you are from the UK, EU or overseas.
  • Number of ScholarshipsThree scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: All students are welcome to apply, whether you are from the UK, EU or overseas.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Potential for an original contribution.
  • Evidence of scholarly ability:
    – clear and concise description of the study
    – awareness of current literature in the field
    – understanding of research methodology appropriate for an early stage postgraduate student
    – a research project that can be completed within the timeframe allowed for a PhD

All students are welcome to apply, whether you are from the UK, EU or overseas.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: If you have not already done so, apply for a PhD in the appropriate department through the University’s online application system. Simply create an account on the My Applications website and then select ‘Create a new application’ from your homepage once you are logged-in.

In addition, complete and return the Faculty Scholarship Application Form 2019 to the appropriate departmental contact below.

The Cold War in Global Perspectives: Dr Marco Wyss (m.wyss-at-lancaster.ac.uk)

Family Justice: Professor Karen Broadhurst (k.broadhurst-at-lancaster.ac.uk)

Phonetics: Dr Sam Kirkham (s.kirkham-at-lancaster.ac.uk)

Scholarship Link

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