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 2017/18 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

Fully-funded AHRC PhD studentship

Fully-funded AHRC PhD studentship

The Scholarship

“False Teeth for the Masses”: Artificial Teeth as Technologies, Prostheses and Commodities in Britain, 1848-1948

The Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent in collaboration with the Science Museum invites applications for a fully-funded three-year PhD studentship on artificial teeth in Britain, 1848-1948. The studentship award has been made by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The project, due to begin in October 2017, will be supervised by Dr Claire L. Jones at the University of Kent and Dr Oisín Wall at the Science Museum.

Project Information

Artificial teeth have long been important aids for the toothless, but from the mid-nineteenth century, these items became popular consumer items. Enabled by the increasing use of anaesthesia and the professionalization of dentistry, the number of companies producing false teeth from new, cheaper and easier to work materials rapidly expanded; a huge variety of artificial teeth and dentures became available in a market that eventually came to be dominated by the standardised sets made available through the NHS from 1948.

Drawing on the artificial teeth and dental collections at the Science Museum, this project seeks to examine the transformation in the consumption and use of artificial teeth and dentures in Britain between 1848 and 1948. The working questions facing a PhD student are:

  1. What were the respective roles of manufacturers, dentists (professional and non-professional), retailers and the health and beauty industry in shaping this transformation?
  2. What were the main design features of artificial teeth and dentures during this period, and how and why did they appeal to patients/users/consumers?
  3. What was the relationship between supply and demand for these technologies?
  4. How did social conventions and variables (age, class, gender, geography etc.) affect patient/user/consumer choice for artificial teeth?
  5. How might research into artificial teeth be communicated to public audiences?

Is this for you?

Candidates should have, or expect to attain, a good degree and should meet AHRC eligibility criteria:
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/termsconditionstraininggrants-pdf/

To apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • Hold (or expect to achieve in 2017) a Masters Degree with Merit or Distinction;
  • Hold an undergraduate degree with First-Class or Upper Second-Class Honours in relevant fields or subjects;
  • Be available to commence your academic studies in the UK at the beginning of October 2017

How to apply

Applications should include:

  • a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 sides of A4);
  • a sample of writing (3,000 words max);
  • a covering letter including a 500-word statement detailing how you plan to engage with the above proposal;
  • names and contact details of two academic references

For more details on the award, see: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/training/

Contact us

For further details, or to informally discuss the studentship, please contact Dr Claire L. Jones.

Please send applications to c.l.jones-26@kent.ac.uk by 1st May 2017. Interviews will be held in May 2017.

AHRC CHASE Scholarships (PhD, Research) - CLOSED

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.

How to apply

New students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent by 11th January 2017 at the latest. Applicants are advised to discuss their research project with academic members of staff in the relevant schools as soon as possible. Any current PhD students wishing to be considered for AHRC funding should contact their School Director of Graduate Studies (with responsibility for research programmes) to advise them of this as soon as possible or by 11th January 2017 at the very latest. CHASE will fund up to 75 doctoral studentships for admission in 2017.

What happens next?

Stage 1: School Level

All applications for PhD study received by relevant schools by 11th January 2017 will be considered for AHRC funding. Candidates shortlisted for the CHASE competition by academic schools will be invited to complete a CHASE application form by Monday 30th January 2017 and interviews are expected to take place w/c 6th February 2017. Candidates will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible following the interviews. Candidates successful at school-level interviews will have their applications submitted to the Kent CHASE Studentship Selection Panel.

Stage 2: Kent Level

The Kent CHASE Studentship Selection Panel will take place towards the end of February 2017 to decide which applications will be submitted to the consortium stage of the competition.

Stage 3: Consortium level

The final Kent shortlist of applications will go forward to the consortium stage of the competition at the beginning of March. Applications will be considered by CHASE selection panels comprising academic colleagues representing all seven CHASE member institutions. All candidates will be informed by Thursday 6th April 2017 about the outcome of their applications.

* Please note that access to the CHASE application forms will only be made available to short-listed candidates. Guidance on the CHASE application form can be accessed at: www.chase.ac.uk/apply/

Candidates should ensure that they are readily contactable via email during January and February 2017.

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

Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

£14,296 (2016/17 rate) plus Home fees

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

Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme, further details of which can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/gta.html

Criteria
  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2i) or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants.
  • Current Kent research students are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Further information can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/human-resources/immigration/right-to-work/acceptable-documents.html

How to apply

The deadline by which all eligible research doctoral applicants are guaranteed consideration for funding is 30 January 2017.

In addition to their application for study, applicants wishing to be considered for these scholarships must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form. (.docx)

  • Provide a copy of their CV

  • Write a covering letter. Each applicant should supply the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of two referees.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview.

Please note that all of these Scholarships will be based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.

Scholarship application forms, CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

University of Kent The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship Applications
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

Applications may be considered later than this deadline depending on school allocation processes; further information will be available on school websites.

Submit a formal application for postgraduate research study at the University of Kent at http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/index.html.

Full details of the GTAs will appear on the relevant academic schools’ web pages at http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/index.html?tab=schoolspecific-awards.

Deadline

30 January 2017.

3 x School of History PhD Scholarship (Research) - CLOSED

School of History PhD Scholarship

The Scholarship

The School of History is pleased to offer three School of History Scholarship for 2017 entry.

The Scholarship will cover tuition fees (at the home rate) as well as a maintenance bursary. It is offered for three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. It is expected that during the second and third years of the scholarship, the recipient will undertake up to four hours of teaching per week as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Applicant Specification

The scholarship competition is open to all doctoral research 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 entry in the academic year starting September 2017. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate research study. Candidates must hold a master’s degree (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students may also apply for this scholarship.

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

New Doctoral Research Applicants

In addition to their application for study, all new doctoral research applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form. (.docx)

  • Provide a copy of their CV

  • Write a covering letter. Each applicant should supply the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of two referees.

Existing School of History Doctoral Research Students

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students must complete the scholarship application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for this scholarship is 30 January 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview at the end of February 2017.

Please note that this Scholarship will be based at the Kent campus.

Further, general information about Graduate Teaching Assitantships (GTAs) can be found at the University of Kent's scholarships webpages.

Scholarship application forms, CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

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

Email:
historypg@kent.ac.uk

MA Scholarships

2 x School of History MA Scholarship (Taught)

School of History Scholarship (Taught)

The School of History is pleased to offer two 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 £1,000 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 2017. 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 13th March 2017.

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

Post:

Taught Masters Scholarship Applications 2017
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

Science Communication Taught Masters programme Scholarship

Science Communication Taught Masters programme Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship for our MA in Science Communication 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 £4000.

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 Friday 19th May 2017.

Please note that Science Communication MA students can also apply for our MA Taught Scholarship.

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

Post:

Science Communication Taught Masters Scholarship 2017
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.

 

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: 24/02/2017