Departmental and Faculty Scholarships

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Departmental Studentships

For information about departmental scholarships please see the relevant departmental postgraduate funding page:


Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

A number of Faculty Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships are available in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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

Eligibility: Masters - UK, EU and Overseas; MA & PhD (1+3) - UK, EU and Overseas; PhD - UK, EU and Overseas. 

All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in any department in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2020-21 academic year.

Details of Award: Ranging from fee bursaries to fee bursaries plus maintenance grants up to the value of £15,000.

Applications for bursaries can be made in the following disciplines in postgraduate study:

Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Design | English Language | English Literature | Environment, Culture & Society | Languages & Cultures | Film | Gender & Women’s Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Music | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies

Please note applications for bursaries can not be made in Educational Research.

The shortlisting of awards is administered by individual departments. Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should contact their prospective department for details of the application process. 

Please read the relevant terms & conditions before applying:

Faculty MA Scholarships 2020 terms and conditions

Faculty 1+3 Scholarships 2020 terms and conditions

Faculty Research Scholarships 2020 terms and conditions

Applications should be submitted to the relevant departmental contact on the Faculty Scholarship Application Form 2020-2021.

Deadline: 28 February 2020 (5 pm)