Department of Theology and Religion UG Final Year Bursaries

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Theology and Religion
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 20/06/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

If you're a final year undergraduate in the Department of Theology and Religion, we are offering a number of £3,000 bursaries towards your fees when you join us for a Masters programme in the Department, starting in the 2020/21 academic year.

There are a total of 11 bursaries available. Ten are funded by the William Paton Fund and one for the MA in Islamic Studies is funded by the Islam Fund. 

Value of Award

£3,000 contribution to full-time fees (or £1,500 per year part-time)

Eligibility Criteria

The programmes eligible for the bursary are:

• MA Theology and Religion
• MA Religion Politics and Society
• MA Islamic Studies
• MA Philosophy of Religion (Distance Learning or Campus Based

MA (by research) & MRes Theology and Religion programmes are not eligible.

 Please note the following important criteria and information:

  • These bursaries are only on offer to current final year undergraduate students in the Department of Theology and Religion (including those on Joint Honours Theology and History, PRE and PRP)
  • Bursaries will be awarded to the applicants with the highest average grades across their final year modules (a 40 credit dissertation module will be double weighted)
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 in their final year of study.
  • The bursary is available to Home and Overseas students and for full or part-time study (part time £1,500 over two years)
  • Students may apply to more than one programme.
  • There is one bursary available per programme (two for Islamic Studies) and an additional six bursaries for any eligible programme. Should there be no application for one or more of the eligible programmes, we will award the bursary to the applicant with the next highest average grade, regardless of the programme selection (as long as it is still one of the eligible programmes)
  • While this bursary is available regardless of other funding an applicant may be in receipt of, applicants should be aware that some other scholarships and bursaries do not allow students to be in receipt of other funds. For example the Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme does not allow students to accept other funds, and so a student could not be in receipt of both and would need to choose one or the other. You are responsible for checking the terms of any other funding you apply for
  • The bursary will be paid towards the fees as an internal transfer

How to Apply

To be considered, please email with the subject PTR PGT Bursaries and include:

  1. Your full name
  2. ID Number
  3. The programme you are applying for

You should do this after you have submitted your application to study.

The deadline for applications is Saturday 20th June 2020

Successful applicants will be informed by July 30th 2020, and will have two weeks to confirm the acceptance of their award. 

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