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SCL LLM Computer and Communications Law Bursary 2017/18

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SCL - The IT Law Community and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), are pleased to offer a bursary for the September 2017 intake for a student wishing to follow the LLM in Computer and Communications Law Programme. The value of the bursary is £11,000.

About SCL

SCL is registered educational charity that seeks to provide foundational and advanced training in technology law and to cultivate informed discussion about technology developments with legal ramifications and legal developments with technology ramifications.

Who is eligible to apply for this bursary?

Students holding an unconditional offer for the LLM in Computer and Communications Law at CCLS for full-time study and meet the eligibility criteria may apply for this bursary online – see details on how to apply below. Please note applicants with an offer on the Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law programme are not eligible to apply.

Closing Dates and Important Notes

You MUST apply for the LLM in Computer and Communications Law before applying for the bursary – your application ID number is a requirement. You must have applied for the programme by 17:00 BST 10 April 2017 to then be eligible to apply for the bursary.

The online form must be completed and submitted with relevant documentation (details below) no later than 17:00 BST 10 May 2017.

Any student who has applied for the LLM Programme by 10 April 2017 and has not received an LLM offer of study by 27 April 2017 should contact llmscholarships@qmul.ac.uk (not the admissions team) and quote the date of application and their application number in order for us to look into this.

How is the bursary paid?

The bursary will be paid in two instalments at the beginning of semester 1 and semester 2 and should be used towards the cost of living and not tuition fees.

What is the bursary winner required to do?

The successful candidate may be asked to assist to support activities undertaken by CCLS, SCL, and QMUL marketing such as postgraduate open evenings and events, and/or web/video student profiles, and interviews. SCL would also like to give the bursary recipient the opportunity to co-present with one of the Trustees at one of its major conferences.

How to apply for the SCL LLM Computer and Communications Law Bursary 2017/18

You must apply for LLM in Computer and Communications Law before applying for the bursary – your application ID number is required.

You must have applied for the programme by 17:00 BST 10 April 2017 and have received an offer to be eligible to apply for the bursary.

The online form must be completed and submitted with relevant documentation (detailed below) no later than 17:00: hours BST on 10 May 2017.

To apply, please complete and sign the online application form and attach the following documents (as ONE COMBINED PDF DOCUMENT):

  • A copy of your CV
  • A 500 word max response to the following and with accordance to the criteria as stated below: 'Please state the reasons why you are applying for the LLM in Computer and Communications Law and why you feel we should award you this bursary’
  • A full transcript of your grades: Undergraduate/Bachelors level/first degree level and Postgraduate/Masters (if applicable).

Upon submission of your bursary application you will be re-directed to a page which will state ‘Your response has been recorded’. There is no need to contact us to request further confirmation, so please do not do so.

Incomplete, incorrect or late bursary applications will NOT be accepted or processed.

All applications will be reviewed by a Panel of representatives from CCLS. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a Skype or telephone interview around early/mid-June 2017. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by end of June 2017.

Please note that this bursary cannot be deferred.

This award is also subject to university-wide Terms and Conditions as well as any course/School/Faculty conditions or criteria outline.

Criteria

The Bursary will be awarded in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Potential benefit to the candidate
  • Potential benefit to society at large, with particular focus on the candidate’s plans following completion of the LLM
  • Academic excellence of the candidate.

Candidates should address these issues in their application.

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