Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Taught postgraduate funding

Scholarships & studentships

  • Scholarships contribute towards the Tuition Fees.
  • Studentships cover the cost of Tuition Fees and they can also include a Stipend (living expenses).
Award Description Apply
UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses will be introduced from 2016. These provide up to £10,000 a year for taught Masters courses in all subject areas. Further information
University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme There are 75 scholarships worth £3,000 each in the University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme (UoBISS). These are for international fee-paying full-time taught master's applicants from any country and for any subject area.

Enquiries: internationalscholarships@bath.ac.uk
Further information
Bursaries We are also offering 30 bursaries of £6,000 as part of the University of Bath Postgraduate Taught Bursary Scheme. These are available to home students on full-time or part-time taught masters programmes. Further information
Santander Masters Scholarships for students in Latin America There are five Santander Masters Scholarships each worth £5,000 for international fee-paying full-time taught master’s applicants for any subject area.

Students must be a graduate of a university in the Santander network in one of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

Enquiries: internationalscholarships@bath.ac.uk
Further information
Graduate School Scholarships There are 20 Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences scholarships each worth £2,000 for international fee-paying full-time taught master's applicants from any country for MA/MSc programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Enquiries: internationalscholarships@bath.ac.uk
Further information
Euromasters Scholarship A limited number of competitive fee reduction scholarships are available in recognition of high academic achievement (the equivalent of a first class Honours degree or, exceptionally, a high 2:1 degree).

We offer two scholarships for the MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) for 2015/16 entry:
  • One 'full fee' scholarship for the first academic year only
    (£4,750 Home/EU, £7,500 Overseas)
  • One 'half fee' scholarship for the first academic year only
    (£2,500 Home/EU, £3,750 Overseas)
To apply, you must submit no more than 500 words detailing why you should be considered, based on academic achievements and contributions to the programme.

Enquiries: a.barlow@bath.ac.uk
Further information
Deadline: 30 May 2017
Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies Euromasters scholarship You can apply for this scholarship if you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Bath.

You need to have a minimum of a projected 2:1 to apply.

The scholarship is worth the equivalent of £15,000 covering both years of study.

The application deadline is 30 June 2017.

Enquiries: l.e.wehner@bath.ac.uk
All applications from current students to the Euromasters course will automatically be nominated for this scholarship.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS) Awards Students from Commonwealth countries studying the following programmes are eligible to apply:
You must have secured an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Bath by 31 March 2017 to be eligible.

You must complete an application in the Commonwealth EAS system, you must also mention that you want to be considered for the award in the application form when you apply for your chosen course

Once CSSS awardees have submitted their dissertation for examination, they must return home within two weeks of completing their studies. Attending the graduation ceremony is not part of the award. Further information is on the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Enquiries: n.j.cleevely@bath.ac.uk
Applicants must indicate this in the online application form
Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services (ELCAS) Current and ex-service personnel from the Ministry of Defence can apply for discounts for the following programmes:
Enquiries: i.holmes@bath.ac.uk or m.wilson3@bath.ac.uk
Application details are available on the ELCAS website
Global Study Awards These awards offer up to £10,000 to finance your tuition fee and living expenses if you intend to study abroad. Apply online
Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2016-17 you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world. Apply online

Ideas for other sources of funding

For help searching for funding externally, view our guide to searching for postgraduate funding or register for the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.

You can also view potential sources of funding in your specific country (under the scholarships and funding section).

Current students can access further information about funding opportunities.