Masters Degree Funding

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ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) Studentships

Level of Study: Masters Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree

Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates

Deadline: 1st February 2022 (5pm)

Details of Award: All funded PhD students, whether UK or International will be eligible for a full award which includes a stipend to support living costs, and fees at the standard UKRI home fee rate. (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants)

Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Each year around 60 studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester or Keele.

A wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.

ESRC Studentships
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The Peel Trust Studentship

Level of Study: All

Eligibility: EU (Non-UK), International (Non-EU), UK

Deadline: 28th May 2022

Details of Award: Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance.

The Peel Trust Studentship (worth up to £2,500) is unique to Lancaster, and is reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance. Both UK and international students may apply, with applications assessed on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

The Peel Trust Studentship
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme - Masters

Level of Study: Taught and research Masters degrees

Eligibility: UK, some EU/EEA and specific others (see guidance at link)

Deadline: entry TBC (see link for details)

Details of Award: Non means-tested loans for taught and research masters students.

Gov.UK Funding for Postgraduate Study
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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Level of Study: Masters degree

Eligibility: All alumni

Deadline: Automatic consideration

Details of award: Reduction in tuition fees to all taught masters programmes for Lancaster Alumni.

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship, you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship