Scholarships, Studentships and bursaries

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

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.

ESRC Open Competition is now open for September 2024 intake 

All information regarding the open competition has been updated on the MGS website. This year the closing date for student-led Open Competition applications AND the School studentships will be Tuesday 23rd January 2024.


Th postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK provides up to £12,167 (for UK and EU students with settled or pre-settled status) if the course starts on or after 1 August 2023 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas, including distance education. Loans of up to £28,673 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