Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


Scholarships and bursaries

Below are scholarships and bursaries offered by our School.

Postgraduate taught

School Alumni Master's Excellence Discount

Degrees which apply:

  • MA Sociology
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Criminology with a semester abroad
  • MA Methods of Social Research
  • MA International Social Policy
  • MA Philanthropic Studies

The School will award a £500 discount to eligible students.

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class honours or a very good upper 2.1 (68%+) degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time or part-time starting in September 2018. All applicants who have accepted a place on one of the above programmes will be automatically considered for a discount. There is no need to make a separate application.

This discount will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School MA Scholarship).

While there is no formal closing date, we recommend you apply for your chosen course as soon as possible, before the end of June 2018.

If you have any questions, please email us sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

MA Methods of Social Research Scholarship

Degree which applies:

  • MA Methods of Social Research

The School will award one £3,000 scholarship (as contribution to tuition fees) on a competitive basis for MA in Methods of Social Research

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class honours degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time starting in September 2018.

This scholarship will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School £500 discount for high performing students).

Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on the MA in Methods of Social research and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018.
  2. Submit to the postgraduate office (K.Glezakou@kent.ac.uk) a 600 word proposal (excluding bibliography and footnotes) for a dissertation project you would like to pursue as part of your MA by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018. The proposal should include the title, the aim of and rationale for the project, the methods to be employed, and should show awareness of the place of the proposal in the wider literature / academic debates.

Information about the programme can be viewed on the MA in Methods of Social Research webpage.

Enquiries: Kalli Glezakou, sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018. Interviews (if needed) will take place in July at a date tbc.

School Alumni Master's Scholarship

Degrees which apply:

  • MA Sociology
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Criminology with a semester abroad
  • MA International Social Policy
  • MA Philanthropic Studies

The School will award three £3,000 scholarships (as contribution to tuition fees) on a competitive basis.

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class or a very good 2.1 (68%+) honours degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time starting in September 2018.

This scholarship will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School £500 discount for high performing students).

Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on one of the above programmes and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018.
  2. Submit to the postgraduate office (K.Glezakou@kent.ac.uk) a 600 word proposal (excluding bibliograpy and footnotes) for a dissertation project you would like to pursue as part of your MA by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018. The proposal should include the title, the aim of and rationale for the project, the methods to be employed, and should show awareness of the place of the proposal in the wider literature / academic debates.

Information about the programmes can be viewed on our Postgraduate Taught programmes webpages.

Enquiries: Kalli Glezakou, sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on Friday 29 June 2018. Interviews (if needed) will take place in July at a date tbc.

MA Social Work Bursary

Degree which applies:

  • MA Social Work

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is responsible for the administration of social work bursaries. Please refer to the NHSBSA website for the latest available information including the eligibility criteria.

We do not receive confirmation of the number of MA bursaries we will receive until the summer prior to the programme starting. There are generally fewer bursaries than students registered. We are obliged to provide the NHS Business Services Authority with a ranked list of students. Students are ranked according to their scores during the selection process for the written test and the interview. We inform students where they are ranked as soon as we know the number of bursaries we will receive. Social Work MA students who receive a bursary in stage 1 or their programme, will also receive it in stage 2.

Students who do not receive a bursary, but meet the eligibility criteria, are currently able to apply to the NHSBSA for a Travel Allowance to help with placement-related travel costs.

Students who do not receive a bursary may also apply for the Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England.

In addition, Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible postgraduate students during their studies. Find out more on our fees and funding page.

 

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Last Updated: 30/11/2017