The University of Sheffield offers three types of AHRC award: * Doctoral Awards – funding for full or part-time study leading to a doctoral degree (PhD). For 2012-13, we are inviting applications in the following subject areas: Law, Asian Language & Culture, and all subject areas in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. * Research Preparation Masters (RPM) Awards – funding for Masters courses where the focus is on advanced study and research training that is explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level. For 2012-13, we are inviting RPM applications for subjects in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. * Professional Preparation Masters (PPM) Awards – funding for Masters courses where the focus is on the development of high-level skills and competences as a preparation for professional practice in a field relevant to the content of the course. For 2012-13, these are available in Design, Interpreting & Translation, Journalism & Publishing, and Librarianship, Archives, Record Management & Information Science.
The general eligibility requirements are: * You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study. Those applying for a doctoral studentship should normally have, or be studying for, a Masters degree or similar postgraduate qualification. * You should be applying to start your first year of study in 2012-13 on a full-time or part-time programme of eligible postgraduate study, within the AHRC’s subject areas listed above. AHRC scholarship funding begins on 1st October each year. * Awards are open to UK and EU applicants. The type of studentship awarded is based on an applicant’s residency status.