Africa Studentships 2023 at Kings College London
King’s College London is now accepting applications from highly qualified African students who are interested in exploring the inner workings of the fashion industry in Africa. The Africa Studentships 2023 program provides an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of how fashion producers operate their businesses on the African continent.
King’s College London is offering PhD studentships that will contribute to the generation of novel data on fashion economies, with a focus on lead firms in the global South. The program aims to empower students to transcend the limitations imposed by resource constraints in Africa and shift their focus towards unleashing their creativity, exploring innovative ideas, and driving meaningful change in the fashion industry. Selected students will receive funding that covers tuition fees at the higher international/overseas rate, as well as an annual stipend set at the UKRI rate for 2022/23, which amounts to £19,688. Additionally, the program provides research costs of up to £5,000 per annum, which will allow students to conduct in-depth research and collect new data on the fashion industry. Selected students will work alongside leading experts in the field of fashion and will be exposed to a range of topics, including supply chain management, marketing, and design. Through a combination of coursework, research, and practical experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the dynamic and rapidly evolving world of fashion.
King’s College London was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington as a response to the lack of high-quality university education in London at the time. The college was originally located in the Strand, and its first departments included Theology, Law, and Medicine. In the 1830s, the college expanded to include departments of Arts, Science, and Engineering, and began to offer degrees in a wider range of subjects. The college also played an important role in the establishment of the University of London, with King’s being one of the two founding colleges alongside University College London. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, King’s College London grew and developed a reputation as a leading institution in the fields of medicine, science, and the humanities. Notable figures associated with the college during this time include Florence Nightingale, who trained as a nurse at King’s, and Sir William Crookes, a prominent physicist who conducted some of his most important research at the college. Today, King’s College London is one of the leading universities in the UK and the world, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching across a wide range of disciplines. The college has produced numerous Nobel laureates, leaders in government and industry, and prominent figures in the arts and humanities.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): King’s College London
Host Institution(s): African Leadership Centre, King’s College London
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: PhD
Requirements and eligibility criteria for Africa Studentships 2023 at Kings College London:
- Be Africans and be permanently resident in an African country.
- Plan to commence a full-time MPhil/PhD programme at King’s College London in the 2023-24 academic year (Ideal candidate to start in October 2023 but by no later than January 2024).
- Meet the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree in the Faculty of Social Science and Policy at King’s College London.
- You should hold or expect to obtain a High Merit or Distinction at Master’s level (or equivalent) in any subject.
- Disciplinary areas of particular relevance would include but not be limited to: International Political Economy; Political Economy; Fashion Management; Business; Development Studies; Culture, Media & Creative Industries; Policy; Sociology; Geography; Social Sciences.
- A strong interest in fashion and the creative economy (academic, professional, personal).
- Good team-working, observational, organisation and communication skills.
- Experience of qualitative and quantitative methods
Application Procedure for Africa Studentships 2023 at Kings College London (How to apply);
An interested applicant who wants to apply for Africa Studentships 2023 at Kings College London, are espected to complete an online application and email all the required documents to Dr Ikpe and Dr England in advance of applying through the KCL portal.
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter explaining applicant’s interest in the project and how your prior experience is relevant.
- Sample of written work (i.e MSc/Ma thesis).
Application Deadline: 30th June 2023
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