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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:


Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship

We're offering one master’s award, valued at £9,900, for 2020/21 entry for a full-time student onto one of our courses.

All students are eligible, including those from the UK, EU and overseas.

The top candidate will be selected 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, transcripts, references and IELTS certificates where appropriate. All materials must have been submitted via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date.

A departmental panel will decide the top candidate and award the scholarship. The successful candidate will be notified by 15 May at the latest in the given year.


Wellcome Award for Global Health & Social Justice MSc

The Global Health & Social Justice MSc awards a full scholarship (for three years) to one student per year.

This scholarship scheme, which began in 2019/20, seeks to provide you with an opportunity to prepare for a career at the intersections of global health, anthropology, ethics, philosophy and public policy. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust with additional support from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

This scholarship is open to all applicants to the Global Health & Social Justice MSc. The first scholarship will be awarded for entry to the 2019 session.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and degree of motivation and commitment to understanding and addressing global health inequalities. We actively encourage applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and from groups historically under-represented in postgraduate courses to help build a cohort of strong and diverse global health leaders.

This scholarship will cover all (UK/EU or international) tuition fees for the Global Health & Social Justice MSc. Scholarship recipients will also receive:

1. A stipend for living fees of £17,000.
2. Research allowance for their dissertation (up to £1,500)
3. Funds to support collaborating local research partners (up to £1,000)

The successful student will be expected to coordinate a Global Health Career Pathway Speaker Series (six to eight over the year), for which a fund of £833 will be available to reimburse speakers for their travel costs.

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, transcripts, references and IELTS certificates where appropriate. All materials must have been submitted via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date.

A departmental panel will decide the top candidate and award the scholarship. The successful candidate will be notified by 15 May at the latest in the given year.


Continue at the School of Global Affairs, Postgraduate Scholarship

The School of Global Affairs is offering a master's awards 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:

> Bioethics & Society MSc
> Gerontology & Ageing MSc
> Global Health & Social Justice 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 candidate and award the scholarship. The successful candidates will be notified by early September at the latest, to include all results for the given year.


Professor Janet Askham Bursary

The Gerontology & Ageing MA/MSc awards a £1,000 bursary to one student per year.

All students applying for a full-time position on the Gerontology & Ageing MA/MSc are eligible, including UK, EU and overseas students.

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

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, transcripts, references and IELTS certificates where appropriate. All materials must have been submitted via the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date.

A departmental panel will decide the top candidate and award the scholarship. The successful candidates will be notified by 15 May at the latest in the given year.

 

Professor Janet Askham was Director of the Institute of Gerontology from 1998 to 2004, having helped to set it up in 1986. During her time at King’s she produced groundbreaking work on dementia, carers, family and marriage at older ages, and people from black and ethnic minority groups. She was a leader in the field of gerontology and held many influential roles. This includes acting as a Scientific Advisor for research on ageing to the Department of Health, helping to establish the Pensions Policy Institute. We are delighted to be able to offer this bursary in her name.

Why study Global Health & Social Medicine?

Our postgraduate courses foster thinking across disciplines and national boundaries because we combine insights from the natural and medical sciences, social sciences and philosophy. This enables you to understand possible solutions to today’s global challenges in order to create a healthy future.

So whether you want to promote responsible biomedical research, address global health inequities or ensure fairness across generations, you'll need to consider numerous perspectives in order to succeed.

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