Deadlines approaching: Funding for postgraduate study at the Geography Department

The deadline for various funding schemes for Master’s level study at the Department of Geography are at the end of this month. Staff and students of the King’s Water community contribute to five MSc/MA programmes, including MSc Aquatic Resource Management, MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management, MSc Water: Science and Governance and MA/MSc Risk Analysis. Funding available for these programmes are:

The Department bursaries: two bursaries of £1,000 each for UK/EU students and another two bursaries £2,000 each for Overseas students  [deadline 31 May]

The King’s College London-Accenture Scholarship in MSc Water: Science & Governance: tuition fees for academic year 2015-16 for one full-time Home/EU student.  In addition, the student receiving the scholarship will work on a dissertation project with the Resources Group at Accenture, based in London.  [deadline 31 May 2015 1700 GMT]

King’s Master’s support scheme 2015-16: 273 new awards of £10,000 to eligible candidates. These awards are exclusively aimed at widening access to postgraduate study and are joint-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and King’s. [deadline 29th May 2015 16:00 BST]


Exploring Jordanian water issues with the RGS Geographical Fieldwork Grants

MSc Water: Science and Governance student, Laura Mapstone-Scott has won this year’s RGS Geographical Fieldwork Grants.  Her project is on ‘Mainstreaming gender equity into water projects in Syrian refugee host communities in Jordan‘.  This dissertation project will conduct an integrated gender analysis of water access and management in Syrian refugee host communities (urban Jordanian towns housing a high percentage of refugees) to inform a three-year Oxfam project to rehabilitate WASH infrastructure in the Zarqa governorate. The assessment will use ethnographic interviews, focus groups and questionnaires with stakeholders to examine how water is owned, managed and distributed by water users in these areas.  Laura is now in Jordan and the grant will enable her to do extensive fieldwork over the next couple of months.

Congratulations, Laura!