Master's Degree Funding

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

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

Details of Award: Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). The studentships cover tuition and maintenance, and are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool, UCLAN, 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

Details of Award: The Peel Trust Studentship 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. You can apply in any year of study. 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 - Master's (Government scheme)

Level of Study: Taught and research Master's degrees

Details of Award: Students living in the UK can apply for a postgraduate loan. This funding can help with your course fees and living costs while studying.

Gov.UK Funding for Postgraduate Study
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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Level of Study: Master's degree

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

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
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MA Scholarships in History

Level of Study: Master's degree

Details of award: The Department of History at Lancaster University offers three scholarships of up to £5,000 each for studying on one of its MA programmes.

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David Craig Memorial Fund

Level of Study: Master's degree

Details of Award: The David Craig Writing Award was set up in David’s memory by his four children, Marian, Peter, Donald and Neil, and his wife Anne Spillard Craig, with the support of Lancaster University. One award is made each year to a student starting a Master’s programme in Creative Writing. The award is made on the basis of the student having applied and received an offer to join the programme, and a short statement about how they would use the award. We look for evidence that the award will help them become a successful writer whose work connects experience, place, and history.

David Craig Memorial Fund

Lancaster University Funding Pages

A number of full and partial bursaries are offered by Lancaster University. Details of all such funding opportunities are available from the University's Postgraduate Funding pages and in a searchable database on the Student Services website.