School of Social and Political Science

Funding opportunities for postgraduate study


On this page you will find information about funding opportunities available for postgraduate study in the School of Social and Political Science, as well as Research Council awards, and important information to consider prior to submitting your applications.

In the field of social and political science, most funding is oriented towards doctoral programmes. The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides a number of full scholarships which can also include funding on a Masters programme prior to the PhD programme.

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.


Other funding opportunities

There are other funding opportunities available, please check the Scholarships Office website for a full list, this site also contains a useful 'Scholarship search' tool.

Open for donations

The John Peterson Memorial Fund

This fund is now open for donations. It will support a range of studentships in politics and international relations, by supporting access to courses and helping progression to postgraduate study and research in these fields.

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