Faculty Postgraduate Studentships
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer a number of Faculty Scholarships to outstanding UK, EU and Overseas applicants wishing to study for a Masters degree, a Masters Degree followed by a PhD (1+3), or for a PhD degree within the Faculty.
Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the Faculty Scholarship application form and send it to Becky Sheppard. All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in History before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2021-22 academic year.
A variety of scholarships will be awarded ranging from fee bursaries to fee bursaries plus maintenance grants up to the value of £15,000.
Eligibility: All full-time and part-time students with an offer of a place of study
Applications for Postgraduate Scholarships can be made in all departments and their disciplines. To apply, please fill in the relevant application form. Please ask for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the PG Co-ordinator, Becky Sheppard.
For terms and conditions and the current application form please follow this link. NB: The Department of History requires a research statement from all applicants. Students seeking MA funding should use the box designated for PhD and 1 plus 3 research proposals.
As you must already hold a place at the University to be eligible to be considered for funding, please ensure you have applied for your place already: we recommend you have submitted your place application by mid-January to be certain it can be approved in time. To expedite the process, please state clearly in your application which potential supervisor/s you have approached.
If you have any questions regarding this funding please contact Dr Mark Hurst.
The Department of History will offer up to two MA Studentships for 2021/22. The award consists of an annual stipend of up to £5,000. Applications for the Iredell Studentship should consist of an 800-1000 word research proposal, a short (two-page) CV and two academic references.
The proposal, CV and academic references must be submitted to Rebecca Sheppard by 21 May 2021. Candidates must ensure that the references arrive on time: incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates must have been admitted on the MA programme before the application deadline. You can be applying for any of the following: the MA in History; the MA in International and Military History, or the MA in Digital Humanities. Applications are welcome from full or part time students.
Regional Heritage Bursaries
Additional bursaries are available through our MA placements module, HIST491
Outreach, heritage and public history placement
This module offers you the chance to benefit from the Department’s established and expanding network of heritage partners by completing a professional placement. Our previous placement partners have included a number of notable organisations, such as the Duchy of Lancaster, Hoghton Tower, the Museum of Lancashire, the National Trust, the North Craven Trust, and the Senhouse Museum Trust. The placement is centred on a specific project, which is agreed between the Department and the partner organisation, and completed under the supervision of that organisation. The work undertaken as part of the placement project can take a variety of different forms, ranging from cataloguing objects to assisting in arrangement for exhibitions to undertaking research work on a corpus of visual, audio or textual sources.