Ewan MacColl Memorial Scholarship Newcastle University

Newcastle University

The Ewan MacColl Memorial Award

Newcastle University

Value of award
£1000 to help with the costs of carrying out research or practical activities relating to your Masters research project. For example, it could help cover travel for a student concentrating on collecting, recording or research (excludes general living expenses or tuition fees).
Start date and duration: September 2017 for 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).
Application closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 23 June 2017.
The Ewan MacColl Memorial Award is offered through competitive application to a student or students accepting a place to study on either:
  • Music MMus
  • Music MLitt
at Newcastle University and whose research encompasses folk music (not classical or pop music). 
The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University has a particularly strong research profile in the area of folk and traditional music. Please see individual staff profiles for possible supervisors and our website for further information on our research.
Eligibility Criteria
UKEU and International students are eligible to apply. Your proposed research must be in the area of folk music (and might be musicological, ethnomusicological or practice based).
You should hold, or expect to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in music or a closely related discipline.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and wish to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in UK higher education.
International students
If your first language is not English you need IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills) or equivalent.
How to apply
To be considered for this award you will need to apply for the Music MLitt or Music MMus through the University’s online postgraduate application form:
In the Programme of Study section, you will need to insert the relevant course code. Either MMus5811F (full time) / 5811P (part time) or MLitt 7802F (full time) /7802P (part time)
Select the programme.
Insert the scholarship code SAC24 in the studentship/partnership reference field.
Provide two references (including predictions for the outcomes of degrees not yet completed).
Applicants must attach the following to their application:
A research proposal of no more than 750 words for the major research project to be pursued during the Masters programme, outlining:
  1. The research questions your project will address
  2. The research context (i.e. current state of the research within the field or discipline)
  3. The methods you plan to use to address the research questions.
500 word personal statement outlining:
  1. How the Ewan MacColl Memorial Award would enhance your research
  2. An itemised costing of the funds needed to carry out your research (the maximum for which you can apply is £1,000)
If you have already applied for a place on the MMus or MLitt in Music at Newcastle University starting in September 2017 and wish to be considered for this award, you should email by 5.00pm on Friday 23 June 2017 your:
  • research proposal
  • personal statement
As outlined above to: Nicola Holkam, School Learning and Teaching Officer, nicola.holkham@ncl.ac.uk
For further information, please contact Dr Kirsten Gibson (Email: kirsten.gibson@ncl.ac.uk).

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