The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.

Faculty taught Masters Programmes for 2016/2017:

Scholarship applications have now closed for 2016. Our scholarships are expected to run again for 2017 entry.

If you are successful in being awarded a Masters Scholarship for 2016, we hope to notify you in mid-July 2016.

The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.

To be eligible to be considered for the scheme, you have to:

  1. Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2016/2017, before 27th May 2016.
  2. Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential.
  3. Be a UK or EU citizen.
  4. Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject.

Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.

What is a Masters Scholar?

A Masters Scholar is someone who has already demonstrated their enthusiasm for their subject discipline and is keen to advance their studies further. Depending on the programme that they select they may view their studies as a step towards carving a path towards their eventual contribution to professional practice, research, or social and community impact. A Masters Scholar’s primary role is to make the best of the opportunity of Masters study and make a contribution to the learning community in the Faculty.

The Process

During June to early July, we will consider all applications to taught Masters programmes for the award of a scholarship. This process will involve Masters Programme leaders and others in identifying the strongest candidates from across the Faculty. In this process, there will be no prior quota of allocations to specific courses.

Further information

If you have any further queries about your application for your Masters Programme, or progress regarding your consideration for a Masters Scholarship, please contact the Programme Leader for the course for which you are applying. If, for some reason this is not successful, Professor Jennifer Rowley, Head of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, can be contacted by e-mail on