The Aziz Foundation is pleased to announce it is offering a Master’s scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional student actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in how the needs of these communities may be met through public policy work. Further, the Foundation wishes to support students who would like to pursue a career in public policy not just to benefit Muslim communities, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.
The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total. The range of courses to be supported covers: theology, philosophy, politics, economics, history, education, public health, urban policy, fine arts, and area and development studies. For a full list of courses please SEE HERE.
The selected individual will also be provided with a personal mentor to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related or research organisation and a statutory sector agency respectively, to enable them to develop their skills and insights with regards to policy work from both community and policy-making ends.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
- Have or be expected to achieve an upper second class or equivalent undergraduate degree from a reputable, internationally recognised university, such that an offer from the University for postgraduate study is likely to be made.
- Be active within a Muslim community and their wider community, and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a multi-faith/secular environment.
- Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development and working for good relations through effecting public policy.
- Be eligible for Home/EU fee status at the University.
The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application. Enquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.