Scholarships and bursaries

There are a range of scholarships, bursaries and other support available for new and current students in the School of Education. 

ESRC doctoral studentship in philosophy of education 

The School of Education has been awarded a doctoral studentship in philosophy of education by the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The studentship is for a project entitled Education, Extremism and Utopian Thinking, to be jointly supervised by Professor Michael Hand and Dr David Stevens (School of Politics and International Studies, University of Nottingham). Applications for the studentship are now open

Applications are now open for the Midlands Graduate School DTP   Please note that all ESRC DTP students will have at least two supervisors and in order to be considered for ESRC DTP funding you must have identified two supervisors.

Postgraduates may use the Postgraduate Funding Database to search for scholarships and bursaries whilst International students may may benefit from a number of country specific scholarships. General funding advice may also be found on the Student Funding Office webpages.


The UK Government provides non-means tested loans to cover the full cost of part-time tuition for all eligible English resident or non UK EU undergraduates whilst the postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK provides up to £11,222 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas, including distance education. Loans of up to £26,445 are also available for eligible Doctoral students

If you wish to apply for funding for a research degree in the School of Education, please email