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Department of Geography

Risk Masters Scholarships: IHRR and Collingwood College

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR), in conjunction with Collingwood College, is delighted to be able to offer the following scholarships thanks to the generosity of one of their alumni.

The scholarships are open to applicants commencing their studies in 2014 and who are wishing to study one of the following courses:

Scholarship Details

One International Scholarship which will provide:

  1. full payment of tuition fees
  2. full payment of accommodation charges along with a termly stipend amount up to a total value of £11,157
  3. one return flight to the UK up to the value of £950
  4. an arrival allowance of £600
  5. Membership of Collingwood Middle Common Room

Applicants for this scholarship must be able to demonstrate that they intend to use the skills and knowledge gained for international and humanitarian purposes and will need to outline the ways in which they intend to do this in their scholarship application form.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Be classed as overseas for the purpose of tuition fees
  2. Have made an academic application for a place on one of the eligible courses. Full details of the postgraduate academic application process can be found on the University Postgraduate Application page
  3. Have completed and submitted a scholarship application form which clearly outlines the ways in which you intend to use the skills and knowledge gained for international and humanitarian purposes

Both the academic and the scholarship application must have been completed and submitted by the application deadline date of 1st June, 2014.

Four tuition fee scholarships which will provide:

  1. Payment of the £6,200 tuition fee
  2. Membership of Collingwood College Middle Common Room

Eligibility Criteria:

 To be eligible to be considered for one of these scholarships applicants must: 

  1. Have made an academic application for a place on one of the eligible courses. Full details of the postgraduate academic application process can be found on the University Postgraduate Application page
  2. Have completed and submitted a scholarship application form

Both the academic application and the scholarship application must have been completed by the deadline date of 1st June, 2014.

Recipients of the Risk Masters Scholarships: IHRR and Collingwood College will be expected to contribute to the Collingwood College life, which includes presenting your research and work at college events at least once during your course and writing about your work for college publications.

Selection

Applications will be considered by a panel of senior academic staff at the University.

Queries

If you have any queries regarding the Risk Masters postgraduate application process please contact Mrs Nicola Bramfitt (Risk Programme Admissions) email: n.j.bramfitt@durham.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)191 334 1833.

For queries relating to the scholarships application process please contact scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)191 334 6143.

Please also see information below which you may find helpful when considering whether to apply for one of the Risk Masters Scholarships.

Risk Masters Programmes

Durham University is at the forefront of research on risk and interdisciplinary scholarship. The Risk Masters programmes seek to meet some of these global challenges by training researchers of the future in order to help pioneer new ways for understanding and dealing with hazard and risk in society. Each route provides students with a unique focus in risk combined with training in core interdisciplinary research methods. Risk cannot be confined to one sole academic discipline, hence the Risk Masters programmes draw on quantitative as well as qualitative studies. As a student on this programme you will learn and utilise research methods that examine risk in unique, interdisciplinary ways. Each route will introduce you to cutting-edge debates on risk that are being shaped by the very staff who will be teaching you.

Additional information can also be found at the Risk Masters website.

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

The aim of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) is to enable, develop and support world-leading research and knowledge exchange in hazard, risk and resilience by bringing together academics, practitioners, policy makers and local communities. From earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides to security risk and emerging technologies, the Institute studies hazards and risks increasingly relevant to people’s everyday lives. To respond adequately to these problems it focuses on the causes of vulnerability, and ways to increase resilience in order to mitigate damages caused by hazards, especially loss of life.

IHRR operates through a growing array of research projects and externally-funded fellowships. It is involved in policy engagement in risk and hazard debates across much of the globe, strategy development with industry and wider stakeholders as well as research consultancy. Our research aims to improve human responses both to age-old environmental hazards and to new and uncertain risks of climate change, surveillance, terror, global finance and emerging technologies. It also focuses particularly on the nature of hazard, risk and vulnerability in the developing world.

The Institute is developing new ideas, fresh thinking and innovation across appropriate disciplines with regard to hazard and risk. By adopting an approach which directly engages policymakers, local communities and other appropriate stakeholders in the co-production of knowledge, the Institute contributes to the development of innovative policy and to increasing social capacity for reducing vulnerability and harm.

Our Graduate Programmes, in conjunction with academic departments, train students to both Masters and Doctoral level, equipping the next generation of researchers to address some of the fundamental challenges of the 21st Century. We also provide a range of public outreach services and resources on research in hazards, risks and resilience.

Additional information can also be found at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience website.

Collingwood College

Collingwood is a large and friendly college located on South Road, around a 10-minute walk from the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience. We have an emerging postgraduate community, with over 130 students in the Middle Common Room (MCR) and 34 of these current postgraduate students live in college accommodation. Postgraduates living in college are accommodated in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities and students are fully catered during term-time. Out of term-time postgraduates have access to a shared kitchen to cater for themselves. Collingwood has an MCR Common Room, which is an area of social space with sofas, a TV, dining table and kitchen, which is exclusively for Collingwood postgraduates.

Given its size, the college has fantastic facilities that all Collingwood postgraduates can use. We have a library, IT suite, study spaces, one the best bars in Durham, a coffee shop and a newly refurbished college gym that are all open to Collingwood postgraduates. Formal dinners take place in Collingwood around 3-times per term, and unlike some colleges which require diners to wear an academic gown, Collingwood’s formals are often themed and can require fancy dress! Postgraduates are invited to all formal dinners and MCR members can get involved in all aspects of college life, from sports teams to theatre productions and the Collingwood Music Society.

Collingwood postgraduates elect members to the MCR Committee annually, so there are opportunities to get involved with the running of the MCR, from organising events and activities, to managing the money. Increasingly postgraduates are organising research seminars and workshops, and the college fully supports this type of activity. All Collingwood postgraduates are encouraged to attend the wide variety of events that take place in college.

Additional information can also be found at the Collingwood College website.