The King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/2024: African Fashion

2023/2024 Africa Studentships: African Fashion at King's College London

The King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/2024: African Fashion

The King’s College London Africa Studentships is a unique scholarship program that helps excellent African students to further their graduate studies at King’s College London. The program seeks to offer financial assistance to students who may otherwise not be competent to afford a postgraduate education at King’s College London. The King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/2024: African Fashion

The scholarship covers full tuition fees, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a return airfare to and from the student’s home country. The program is available to students from all African countries and across a scope of academic disciplines, including but not limited to health, law, social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences.

This year, King’s College London will concentrate on developing new data on fashion economies suitable to industry and further concept-building on lead firms in the global South.  King’s College London intends the researcher to use mixed-methods case study research, including (for example) analysis of industry data, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observations, but these will be described more particularly during the project. The project will focus on one (or more) African country case/s. This will complement existing case studies conducted by the supervisors (Nigeria, Kenya). The supervisors have designated partners in South Africa, including SACO (South Africa Cultural Observatory), which would foster a research focus on South Africa. However, the team is open to researching alternative contexts.

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Eligibility criteria for the King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/2024

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be;

African Leadership Centre, King’s College London

International political economy, creative and cultural studies

  • African nationals 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 (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, and Social Sciences.
  • A strong interest in fashion and the creative economy (academic, professional, personal).
  • Good team-working, observational, organization, and communication skills.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methods.

The Studentship covers the following for 4 years:

  • Tuition fees at the higher international/overseas rate;
  • An annual stipend (living allowance): at the UKRI rate (for the year 2022/23, this was set at £19,688);
  • Research costs up to £5,000 per annum.

Application process: The selection process will apply a pre-selection based on documents

  1. A CV,
  2. A cover letter describing your interest in the project and how your primary experience is relevant,
  3. A sample of written work (i.e. MSc/MA thesis).

Kindly email these documents to Dr. Ikpe and Dr. England in advance of applying through the KCL portal. If chosen, this will be followed by an invitation to an interview. If successful at the interview, an offer will be made for Ph.D. study and scholarship funding.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2023


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