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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



We know that obtaining funding can be a key issue for students, to come onto the degree. It is wise to look early and widely, so that you can maximise your chances of obtaining funding.

To start you search, we would recommend:

  1. Visit the Graduate School pages on funding.

  2. Go to the University of Edinburgh scholarship website. Here you can search by your particular background - e.g. there are scholarships for students from particular countries (anything from Scotland to India to China, and regional Africa, Latin America); for those who have the potential to be 'future leaders' etc. The MSc in Childhood Studies is classified as a 'taught degree'.

  3. Edinburgh4Learning offers an intuitive and easy to use funding information tool which allows students to search using a series of handy drop-down lists. Students can access the Edinburgh4Learning portal direct from the Scholarships and Student Funding Services website. Registration requires a valid university of Edinburgh e-mail address and in a matter of moments students can access numerous funding opportunities to help them during their studies.

  4. If you were thinking about combining the MSc with a PhD, the MSc in Childhood Studies is recognising as provided the necessary training (decided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This means the degree can be counted as the first year of PhD training.

    UK and European Union students can apply for ESRC studentships, which are for students wishing to gain a PhD. The studentships last for 4 years, full-time, and are also available part-time. They pay for fees and, for UK students, provide a stipend.

    If you are interested in such funding, contact Kay Tisdall.