Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS) PhD University of Leeds Session 2011-2012



Fully funded University International Research Scholarships are  

available for high quality international students who will be  

commencing PhD research study in Session 2011-12 for study in any  

Faculty at the University of Leeds.  For further details see the  

attached application form or visit http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk.


International applicants for doctoral study in History and Philosophy  

of Science at Leeds are thus potentially eligible to apply for these  



HPS at Leeds is at the forefront of the subject in Britain, with a  

strong tradition in both research and teaching. For over half a  

century HPS has maintained a first-rate international reputation,  

expanding to incorporate the study of technology and medicine and  

embracing a wide variety of approaches. Noted for its friendly and  

open atmosphere, HPS is located within one of the nation's largest  

departments of philosophy, and attracts students from the region,  

nationally, and internationally.


HPS offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate study, in  

both taught MA courses and research degrees. With a dozen permanent  

and associate members of staff, we offer teaching in many mainstream  

research areas as well as in important specialist topics. We are also  

committed to interdisciplinary approaches, and encourage students to  

consider wider perspectives from the humanities and social sciences,  

including gender studies.


HPS has a first-rate record in both research and teaching, and is  

consistently praised by both our students and external examiners. In  

the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), two-thirds of the 

  department’s research was rated 'world class' or 'internationally  

excellent', matching the percentage of other leading UK philosophy  

departments such as Oxford and Cambridge.


For students aiming for an academic career in HPS and science studies, 

  study at Leeds has proved to be an effective route to success, and  

many of our PhD graduates have secured academic positions in the UK  

and elsewhere.


For further concerning postgraduate study in HPS at Leeds see   

http://www.hps.leeds.ac.uk/Postgraduate/hps_pg_1011.pdf or contact the 

  Director of the Centre for HPS and HPS Postgraduate Tutor, Dr.  

Jonathan Topham (j.r.topham@leeds.ac.uk).