Type of Funding
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is offering Chancellor Yunus Scholarships for the full-time 1-year MSc in Social Innovation for AY 2019/20. This MSc programme is designed to help students develop knowledge and expertise in social innovation, which involves the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and the restructuring of power relations in the ways they are implemented. Social innovation often emerges from civil society to disrupt or pose an alternative to the status quo, such as in the form of microfinance initiatives or social enterprises, and can imply new forms of collaboration that encourage new and less hierarchical relationships between government, civil society and citizens.
The scholarship covers the full tuition fee.
Both international students and students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland are eligible to apply for the scholarships. They must have applied for a place on the MSc Social Business and Microfinance full-time course commencing September 2019 and received an offer from the University. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and promise of the candidates, as well as their financial circumstances.
Applicants for the MSc Social Innovation should possess a UK honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, economics, business management, development studies, geography or politics. Students with an unrelated degree wishing to move in to this area will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5. Students from a majority English-speaking country are not be required to provide further proof of their English Language proficiency.
Applications for the scholarship are to be done online by 1 June 2019.