SCRIPT Scholarships 2011/12: University of Edinburgh Distance Learning in Law

The SCRIPT/AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law offers two scholarships for students wishing to pursue one of the following programmes:

LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law (Distance Learning)
LLM Medical Law and Ethics (Distance Learning)
LLM Intellectual Property Law (Distance Learning)
LLM Information Technology Law (Distance Learning)
Scholarship amount: 3,000 GBP each

Number of awards: 2

Award Criteria: Awards will be based on a short paper (up to 1500 words including footnotes) on following topic:

“Critically assess an example of how technological innovation (eg. in medicine, IT, intellectual property, forensics) impacts on the law, and vice versa.”

Your paper must be your own original work, and you should not have used it in any other context. It will be judged on its academic merit. At least two members of the academic staff will assess the paper independently (double blind), and in case of dispute will refer the paper to a third member/party.

The first award is open to applicants from around the world. The second award is open specifically to assist students from developing countries. A developing country shall be considered any country classified as a low income economy by the World Bank. Click here to view a list of these countries.

Application process: Applications for the scholarship must be submitted to Clare Neilson at by Friday 29th July 2011.

Please use the coversheet provided (downloadable here). To be considered for the award, you must have completed the application process, and have been made an offer of a place on one of the distance learning LLMs, prior to the deadline for submission. Please download the attached coversheet to submit with your paper.

Award Process: The two students who are selected will have the scholarship amount of 3,000 GBP deducted from their fees during the registration process if they are full-time. Students who are part-time starting in September 2010 over 2 years will have 1,500 GBP deducted from both year one and year two fees. Students who are part-time starting in September 2010 over 3 years will have 1,000 GBP deducted from each year’s fees.

Successful applicants should be aware that they must have commenced their programme of study within 12 months of the academic year for which it was initially awarded.

Award Date: Successful applicants will be informed by email by mid August.

Further information

Further information on scholarships and other sources of funding is available from the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website

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