East Asian Studies PhD/MA and Scholarships
The White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) combines the research expertise of the more than 40 East Asian Studies staff members of the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds to provide better and broader education for its MA and PhD students. It aims to integrate its postgraduate teaching programmes and already has created some innovative and unique forms of teaching cooperation:
Every PhD Student studying China or Japan at a WREAC University is supervised by three faculty members, two from his home university and also one from the other university.
Joint Research Training
There are opportunities for general and specific research training by faculty members from the other university together with postgraduates students from both universities. Advanced language research training modules are also offered regularly for students from both WREAC universities. Moreover, at annual White Rose East Asia Centre Away Days doctoral students are able to present their research-in-progress to the large audience of WREAC East Asian Studies staff and students.
Joint WREAC MA/PhD Scholarships
WREAC offers several scholarships every year in all Chinese and Japanese Studies subjects. Candidates are able to use these scholarships to split their academic training experience between both WREAC universities by obtaining an MA and a PhD degree from a different institution while on the same scholarship.
Joint WREAC MA Degrees
The Universities of Sheffield and Leeds are offering joint MA degrees for students with an advanced level of Japanese or Chinese language capability where students can take classes at the other university. Current joint degrees on offer are: MA in Advanced Japanese Studies (Sheffield-based) and MA in Advanced Chinese Studies (Leeds-based).
Joint WREAC MA Scholarships
WREAC offers several scholarships, even for MA students in Chinese and Japanese Studies.
- Harald Fuess, WREAC Director of Postgraduate Studies, National Institute of Japanese Studies (Sheffield).
- Heather Zhang,WREAC Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies, National Institute of Chinese Studies (Leeds).
White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) scholarships and maintenance grants (currently around £13500) for the academic year 2009-2010 will be distributed to UK-resident applicants who submit their applications by the deadline of 15 March 2009. Non-UK residents who want to receive a similar level of funding need to apply to Sheffield University by 1 February 2009.
For details, please check the Study section of the website.