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 2018/19 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 - £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.

PhD Funding Opportunities

AHRC CHASE Scholarships (PhD, Research)

AHRC CHASE Scholarships

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) which was awarded a £17million Doctoral Training Partnership by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in October 2013. Our partners include The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. SOAS and Birkbeck, University of London joined the consortium as associate members in 2014.

CHASE is one of only 11 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and the partners have committed an additional £10million in studentship funding which will allow CHASE to provide AHRC awards to over 375 PhD students in the arts and humanities across the partner institutions over five years.

CHASE will offer students a wide range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines, and acquire advanced research skills. Further information is available from the CHASE website.

More details for 2018 applications will follow soon.

2 x University of Kent The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships (PhD, Research)

Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

Kent has established 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.

More details for 2018 applications will follow soon.

MA Funding Opportunities

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.


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Last Updated: 09/10/2017