The Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme, supported by Sky, aims to facilitate international cooperation to address urgent national and transnational challenges.
In partnership with Sky, this graduate scholarship initiative will develop the next generation of outstanding, forward-looking, real-world focused leaders in legal scholarship, activism and practice.
For our third cohort, who will commence their studies in January 2022, we are looking for five scholars to study the following topics:
- Digital inclusion
- Racial injustice
- Children’s rights
- Environment and climate change
- Human rights
Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence alongside a creative, action-oriented approach to collaboration and partnership working.
They will follow a one-year (12 months) Master of Arts degree in Global Challenges: Law, Policy and Practice. The degree programme is based on experiential learning, and includes a research project placement. Scholars will also benefit from a range of additional activities, including mentorship, guest speakers, visits and media training.
In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Candidates will hold a first class degree, either in law or in a relevant discipline, with strong overall and individual module performance. Exceptional candidates with a good upper second class degree who can demonstrate relevant experience may also be considered.
- In support of their application, candidates are also asked to provide a two-page CV and a cover letter setting out what they hope to gain from the programme and how they will contribute to it. Applicants should also identify and justify the global challenge area they would like to work on.
- If neither English nor Welsh is your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
Scholarship Duration and Reward
If you are accepted onto this master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship that covers the
- full tuition fee as well as a stipend of c.£15,000 to contribute towards your living costs.
Method of Application
Given the bespoke nature of the programme, and the opportunities available, please note that we welcome applications from candidates who already hold Master’s level qualifications, as well as those who hold a good undergraduate degree.
Applications are now open and will close on Friday 3rd September 2021. Please see the information below on how to apply.