School of History

Postgraduate Funding

The School of History offers a range of funding opportunities for Taught and Research postgraduate study.

We are pleased to announce the following funding opportunities for Masters and Doctoral study commencing in the 2016/17 academic year.

Please be aware that funding levels, eligibility and deadlines vary for the different funding opportunities.

Candidates are welcome to apply for a variety of taught and research funding opportunities if they wish to do so. Some of the 'Other Postgraduate Funding Opportunities' can be used to supplement other funding awards.

 

Postgraduate Loans for Master's Study

New for 2016 - £10,000 loans for students studying a Master's

Loans are now available for both taught and research Master's programmes, for full-time and part-time learning, as well as split-site degrees.

To find out more about the loans, and to check you're eligible see here.

MA Scholarships

School of History MA Scholarship (Taught)

School of History Scholarship (Taught)

The School of History is pleased to offer a scholarship for Taught MA students:

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Taught Masters degree in the School of History or affiliated Centres. The Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all Taught Masters applicants who have applied (or are applying) to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies; for the academic year starting September 2016. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Applicants must hold a good bachelor’s degree (First or high 2:1) in a relevant subject; it is strongly recommended that they have a History background.

Application Process

To apply for these School of History scholarships applicants must, In addition to their application for study:

  • Provide a copy of their CV. This should include full name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the names and contact details of two referees (address, email, telephone number).
  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme for which they have applied and their specific research interests.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

CVs and letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

Taught Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

School of History MA Scholarship (Research)

School of History Scholarship MA by Research

The School of History is pleased to offer a scholarship for MA by Research students:

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Research Masters degree in the School of History or affiliated Centres. The Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all Research Masters applicants who have applied (or are applying) to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies; for the academic year starting September 2016. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Applicants must hold a good bachelor’s degree (First or high 2:1) in a relevant subject; it is strongly recommended that they have a History background.

Please note that Scholarships are only open to MEMS and American Studies students whose first proposed supervisor is in the School of History.

Application Process

To apply for these School of History scholarships applicants must, In addition to their application for study:

  • Provide a copy of their CV. This should include full name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the names and contact details of two referees (address, email, telephone number).
  • Provide a research proposal (up to two sides of A4) which includes sections on the broader context, historiography, methodology and research questions. This can either be based on work previously undertaken for an undergraduate essay or dissertation, or it can outline a possible topic for the Masters dissertation.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

CVs and letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

Research Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

School of History Scholarship MA in Modern History, Paris (Taught)

School of History Scholarship MA in Modern History, Paris (Taught)

The School of History is pleased to offer one scholarship for for our Taught MA in Modern History, Paris - This programme will see the successful applicant study their first semester at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus and their second semester at the University's Paris campus.

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students. It will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all MA applicants who have applied (or are applying) to the School of History's Taught Modern History MA programme at Paris for the academic year starting September 2016. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Applicants must hold a good bachelor’s degree (First or high 2:1) in a relevant subject; it is strongly recommended that they have a History background.

Application Process

To apply for this School of History scholarship applicants must, In addition to their application for study:

  • Provide a copy of their CV. This should include full name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the names and contact details of two referees (address, email, telephone number).

  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme for which they have applied; their specific research interests with a particular focus on why they would like to study for a semester in Paris.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

CVs and letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

Taught Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

MEMS MA Scholarship

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), one of the School of History's affiliated centres, is offering a Postgraduate Taught Scholarship. Funded jointly by the School of History and the School of English.

For details of the scholarship, application process and deadline please see the MEMS website.

History of the Sciences or Science, Communication & Society Taught Masters Scholarship

History of Science or Science, Communication & Society Taught Masters Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship for our MA in the History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology or our MSc in Science, Communication & Society.

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Taught Masters degree in this area. The Scholarship is valued at £5000.

Applicant Specification

Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Applicants must hold a good bachelor’s degree (First or high 2:1) in a relevant subject.

Application Process

To apply for this scholarship applicants must, in addition to their application for study:

  • Provide a copy of their CV. This should include full name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the names and contact details of two referees (address, email, telephone number).

  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme and what they hope to gain from it in academic and career terms.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarship is Monday 14th March 2016.

Please note that History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology students can also apply for our MA Taught Scholarship.

CVs and letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

History of the Sciences or The History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology Taught Masters Scholarship 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

 

The University of Kent, Paris Taught MA Scholarship Fund

The University of Kent, Paris Taught MA Scholarship Fund

The University of Kent, Paris is pleased to announce a scholarship fund worth £25,000 for taught Master’s students studying during the academic year 2016–17.

Please find below the conditions and criteria of the scholarship fund and how to apply.

Conditions and Criteria

  • The scholarship fund is open to applicants who have been offered a place on any of the Kent, Paris MA programmes for the academic year starting in September 2016, whether split-site (Canterbury and Paris) or Paris only.
  • It is open only to applicants intending to study full-time.
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are all eligible.
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic excellence, and will usually hold by July 2016 a first-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, or hold by July 2016 an equivalent non-UK qualification or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Paris Scholarships to the value of £5,000 will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, clear intellectual ambition and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen MA programme.

How to apply

  • Candidates must have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on one of the Kent, Paris programmes.
  • Candidates must send a letter of motivation, not exceeding 500 words, stating why they wish to join their chosen Kent, Paris MA programme and how this fits into their longer term plans.
  • The letter of motivation should be saved with the following file name: “FirstnameSURNAME_application number_letter of motivation”, for example:
    CatherineWOOD_123456789_letter of motivation.doc
  • The letter should be addressed to the Academic Director of Paris programmes and sent by email to paris@kent.ac.uk with the subject line: “Scholarship application Firstname SURNAME application number”, for example:
    Scholarship application Catherine WOOD 123456789
  • The opening date for accepting applications is Friday 1 April 2016. Please do not send scholarship applications before this date.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is midnight, Friday 27 May 2016.

 

 

School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

T: +44 (0)1227 823710 or E: history@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 10/03/2016