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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



Here you will find information about funding opportunities available for postgraduate study with us.

Deadlines for 2018 entry are advertised on the individual scholarship pages  - please note that many of the deadlines are early 2018.

Eligibility for funding will be decided on a range of criteria, with certain scholarships tied to specific degrees, restricted to applicants from specific countries or regions. Inevitably there are more applicants than scholarships, so regardless of the basic criteria, scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis with those most able to provide evidence of a high level of academically relevant achievement.

In the field of social and political science, most funding is oriented towards doctoral programmes. The UK Economic and Social Research Council provides a number of full scholarships (UK and EU only). In addition to these, further funding schemes support students on MSc programmes. These pages highlight some of the most relevant scholarships, especially those where our students have been successful in the past, and help you to assess whether you are likely to succeed in applying to certain scholarships where the School of Social and Political Science plays a part in making awards.

You will also find some short interviews in which we ask previous and current students about their experiences of looking for funding and going through application procedures.

Fees and Funding