Sasakawa Studentship

MPhil or PhD

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Key facts

Start dates

September 2024

Application deadline

23 February 2024

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 3 years

More details

Eligibility: UK, EU and International
Bursary p.a: £15,000 towards living expenses for a max of 1 year. PhD students who make expected progress will be re-nominated each year, up to the max of 3-years continuous funding.
Applicants will be responsible for paying their own university fees.

Overview

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Masters by Research Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Oxford Brookes University offers a broad range of expertise on Japanese culture and language, but we would be particularly interested in candidates researching aging and care, precarious or marginalised groups, contemporary Buddhism and other religious practice, film, or popular culture. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Europe Japan Research Centre, and we are one of the only Universities in the UK offering a specialisation in the Anthropology of Japan.

Clerici Building - Headington Campus

Additional details

The faculty can nominate MPhil/PhD candidates for a studentship of £15,000, for the 2024/25 academic year.

Applications can be made in recurrent years (up to the first three years) for the same amount.

Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees.

International applicants should be aware that they will need to fund their fees at the international rate.

How to apply

Entry requirements

We are looking to recruit a candidate with a good first degree (2:1 or above) and a Masters degree with a Merit or above.

The research proposal must focus on Japan. It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking. Interviews may partly be conducted in conversational Japanese, if relevant to your project.

Candidates must have submitted an application for admission by the Studentship application deadline.

Application process

To request an application pack please contact hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk   with “Sasakawa MPhil/PhD studentship” clearly labeled in the subject line.

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Research degree fees and project costs
Home fees will be confirmed in Spring 2024, current rate is £4,712. International fees £16,900. Annual Bursary: £15,000 towards living expenses for a maximum of 1 year.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Research degree fees and project costs
Home fees will be confirmed in Spring 2024, current rate is £4,712. International fees £16,900. Annual Bursary: £15,000 towards living expenses for a maximum of 1 year.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

financefees@brookes.ac.uk