Scholarships and funding

The College of Arts and Law is a vibrant community of students and academics, dedicated to ensuring that excellence is rewarded, and that fears about finance do not constrain current or prospective students. For this reason, in addition to University funding schemes, we offer our own College-specific funding initiatives.

Open awards:

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding, through the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP. These awards are available for campus-based doctoral research in a range of disciplines including Applied Linguistics, Area Studies (African Studies), Economic and Social History, and Socio-Legal Studies.

Closed awards:

Applications to the scholarships below are now closed. These pages are provided for guidance only, prior to the next round of funding being announced:

Other opportunities

International scholarships

The University also awards a number of scholarships for international students. These include scholarships for students from particular countries and regions, such as the Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship and the Fulbright PGT scholarship (USA).

Postgraduate loans for Masters students

These government-backed student loans provide up to £10,609 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas, including programmes delivered on campus or by distance learning. Applications are now open for the 2018/19 academic year. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information can be found on the UK government website

Postgraduate loans for PhD students

Government-backed loans of up to £25,000 are also available to help with course fees and living costs while studying a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD. Applications are now open for the 2018/19 academic year. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information can be found on the UK government website

Other funding opportunities

Other funding opportunities may be available to prospective postgraduate students throughout the year. For details of all funding opportunities that may be available to you, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database

Funding for current students

Within the College of Arts and Law we thrive on our research, which is why we offer our current postgraduate students the following funding opportunities for new activity or to enhance existing activity: 

University-wide funding schemes for existing students to undertake travel projects and accept internships is also available. For more information on these schemes, please visit the Student Funding Office pages of the intranet.