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Oxford-Farthing Scholarships

Two full scholarships are available for applicants who are applying to the DPhil Law.

Each scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,553.  Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and Peter Farthing (1949-2012), who read Law at Pembroke College and went on to a successful career at a renowned City firm where he became a Partner specialising in insurance and shipping. Erudite, generous and hugely civilised, he was also a lover of country life, retiring to live on his Welsh hill farm. Peter was especially devoted to Pembroke as an alumnus, being elected as an Advisory Fellow and full member of its Governing Body in 2000, only retiring in 2010. He was always fully engaged with the academic agenda and, on his untimely death in 2012, the College decided that a part of his exceptionally generous legacy to Pembroke should be allocated to Graduate Scholarships in Law in his name.

In awarding the Oxford-Farthing Graduate Scholarship, preference will be given to those who wish to work with the Associate Professor of Law, Rebecca Williams.  It is likely that the scholar will also have an opportunity to teach at the College level.

The scholarship is only tenable at Pembroke College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Pembroke College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (19 January 2018). Selection is expected to take place in April 2018. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.