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MSc Ethnobotany


Course Description

Ethnobotany is interdisciplinary, involving knowledge of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance. This programme combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and socio-cultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, and biodiversity management. It also covers plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany. There is a strong emphasis on training in research methods.

The programme is taught jointly with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Eden Project, and the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE).

Core Modules

Ethnobiological Knowledge Systems
Botanical Foundations of Ethnobotany
Plant Resources and their Conservation
Research Methods
Environmental Anthropology
Contemporary Issues in Ethnobotany

Visit the MSc Ethnobotany page on the University of Kent web site for more details!

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International Scholarships for Taught Masters Students - CLOSED - No. of awards TBC

The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for entry at taught master's level.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

•Applicants for postgraduate taught study at the University of Kent may ask to be considered for one of the University's International Scholarships.
•In order to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions 1 to 3 below must have been satisfied:
1 an application must have been made for a degree course at the University of Kent (any location of study is permissible)
2 the applicant must have received an unconditional offer of a place on such a degree course.
3 the University must have received confirmation of the applicant's acceptance of the offer.

Application Procedure

For details on making an application please visit the website.

Further Information

http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/international/international_scholarships_PG.html

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Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship - Deadline 31/05/15 - 3 Awards

The scholarship aims to assist academically outstanding students from mainland China and Hong Kong to study at the University of Kent.

The scholarships will be awarded to student admitted to study at the University of Kent. The value of the scholarship will cover full payment of the annual tuition fees plus part payment of accommodation and living expenses.

Applicants should be either passport-holders of the People’s Republic of China or permanent residents of Hong Kong not currently registered on an undergraduate course at the University of Kent. Applicants should have received an offer of a place at the University of Kent for 2015 entry three postgraduate students for 1 year of study on taught postgraduate degree courses.

Criteria: Candidates for the scholarships should normally fulfil the following requirements:
have been assessed as overseas for fee purposes
have made an application for a postgraduate (taught) degree course at the University of Kent (any location of study is permissible)
have received an unconditional offer of a place on such a degree course.
the University must have received confirmation of the applicant's firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date.
Students who choose Kent as their insurance place will not be eligible for the scholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)

full payment of the annual tuition fees and contribute towards payment of accommodation and living

Eligibility

The scholarship is available to full-time postgraduate students enrolling either on a postgraduate taught programme or a postgraduate research programme (3 years maximum). See scheme details for eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For details of how to apply please visit the website.

Further Information

http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/hongkong_alumni.html

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Santander Scholarships - CLOSED - No. of awards TBC

Santander is offering scholarships of £5,000 each to support students from Iberian and Latin American countries studying for a full-time taught or research Master’s degree at the University of Kent. The Scholarships:
•are for the forthcoming academic year only (2014-15), the start date cannot be deferred;
•are for one year only (12 months full-time);
•may be used at any of the University of Kent’s locations – Canterbury, Medway, Brussels, Paris, or Athens.

Criteria

The awards are not available to students that already have, or are already studying for, a Master’s degree.

Candidates must:
• be a national of one of the 11 countries of the Iberian and Latin American Santander Universities network: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Portugal, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela;
• have graduated or be studying at one of partner universities within the Santander Universities network: Argentina, Brazil , Chile, Columbia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Uruguay;
• be resident in one of the countries within the Santander Scheme.
• have been offered a place to study a full-time Master’s degree at Kent;
• have achieved a First or a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level.
• In addition to excellent academic achievement, demonstrate excellence in an area of their life; this may include: ◦extra-curricular activities, such as sports, music, managing events or societies;
◦significant achievement gained either in their working life or through volunteering and service to others.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000

Eligibility

See scheme details for eligibility critera.

Application Procedure

For application details please visit the website

Further Information

http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/Santander.html

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Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015 - 20+ Awards

Key points:
The bursaries are £10,000 each for study on a taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Kent.
The bursary does not have to be repaid.
Bursaries are available for full or part-time study (over a maximum of two years).
Students must register for a taught Master’s degree programme at Kent, ie an award of LLM, MA, MSc in September 2015.
There is no deadline although students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Full details are on the Kent website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10,000

Eligibility

Applicants must:
Be “Home” fee paying.
Be a UK permanent resident;
Have completed a three-year undergraduate degree, which started in 2012 and finished in 2015;
Have paid, or be responsible for repaying to Student Loans Company, the higher rate tuition fees in full;
Have achieved a First or a 2.1;
Have satisfied and demonstrated certain socio-economic criteria, see website for full details.

Application Procedure

Before you can be considered for a bursary you must make an application for an eligible taught postgraduate programme at the University of Kent, and be offered a place.

Consideration for a bursary will be dependent on the degree application and you are urged to make an application for a place to study as soon as possible. Further information about the scheme and the selection processes will be made available as they are agreed and it is recommended that you check our website regularly for updates.

Further Information

http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/pg-support-scheme-2015.html

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University of Kent Postgraduate Support Scheme - 20+ Awards

The University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 232 £10,000 postgraduate bursaries for students admitted to taught Master’s degree programmes at Kent in September 2015. Jointly funded by the government and the University, the allocation of these awards confirms Kent's position as one of the leading universities in the country for postgraduate study.

Key points:
The bursaries are £10,000 each for study on a taught Master's degree programme at the University of Kent
The bursary does not have to be repaid
The bursary will contribute to the cost of tuition fees for the Master’s degree and any associated University charges (ie accommodation fees) with any balance awarded as a maintenance grant
Bursaries are available for full or part-time study (over a maximum of two years)
Students must register for a taught Master’s degree programme at Kent, ie an award of LLM, MA, MSc in September 2015.
The bursaries will be distributed in accordance with the following priority until all awards are allocated:
those who satisfy the eligibility criteria (below) on the basis of their undergraduate degree classification (First or 2.1)
the date that all conditions of the offer are satisfied
The University will aim to make the allocations by mid-July 2015
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all necessary data has been submitted and conditions of offer are satisfied as soon as possible
The bursary cannot be held in conjunction with other funding except in exceptional circumstances and will not be awarded with any other funding from the University of Kent, for example the Alumni Loyalty Discount or Graduate School Scholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)

10000

Eligibility

Applicants must:
Be “Home” fee paying
Be a UK permanent resident
Have completed a three-year undergraduate degree, which started in 2012 and finished in 2015
Have paid, or be responsible for repaying to Student Loans Company, the higher rate tuition fees in full
Have achieved a First or a 2.1
Have made an application and been admitted for a taught Master’s degree programme at Kent’s Medway or Canterbury campuses or for a split-site programme at one of our European sites at Brussels, Paris or Rome
Register for a taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Kent in September 2015
Have satisfied and demonstrated certain socio-economic criteria

Application Procedure

There is no formal process for applying for this funding, potentially eligible applicants will be identified and contacted on receipt of their application for study. You must make an application for an eligible taught postgraduate degree programme at the University of Kent, and be offered a place.

When applying for your taught postgraduate programme, please ensure you use the home postcode as stated on your Student Finance Documentation in 2012

The University will contact students identified as potentially eligible with details of how to confirm their eligibility as soon as possible before July 2015.

Further Information

http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/pg-support-scheme-2015.html


Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology or associated fields

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