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Funding and scholarships

When applying for our courses, it is important you consider the financing of your tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of your course. There are different possibilities of obtaining financial support, including:


Continue with the School of Global Affairs, Postgraduate Scholarship

The School of Global Affairs is offering a master's award of £9,900 for 2020/21 entry for two full-time students onto:

  • an eligible master's course in the Department of Geography, OR
  • any master's course in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

All students in their final year of the listed undergraduate courses in the School of Global Affairs are eligible, including those from the UK, EU and overseas.

Applying from:

> Geography BA/BSc
> Global Health & Social Medicine BA/BSc
> International Development BA

Applying to:

> Disasters, Adaptation & Development MSc
> Geopolitics, Territory & Security MA
> Risk Analysis MSc
> Sustainable Cities MSc

We will identify our top candidates based on previous academic performance, relevant experience (where appropriate) and the personal statement indicating reasons for applying to the particular course.

There is no separate application procedure for the scholarship. If you have submitted a complete application by midnight (UK time) on 31 March in the given year, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

A fully completed application includes a complete online application form and all supporting documents. This includes personal statements, Record of Agreed Results to-date, references and IELTS certificates where appropriate. All materials must have been submitted via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date.

The relevant panel will decide the top candidates and award the scholarships. The successful candidates will be notified by early September at the latest, to include all results for the given year.


UK Research Council studentships

Studentship funding awards are available to local and European Union students through our involvement in various doctoral training centres. These include:

Application deadlines and procedures vary, but are generally sometime in January. Check with the particular doctoral training centre for details.

In addition to these awards, other studentship funding awards are occasionally available through awards made to individual members of staff.

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