Students

Postgraduate bursary package eligibility

Your eligibility for a bursary or fees waiver is dependent on your household income which varies depending on your intake year.

Postgraduate Taught Masters Bursaries 2016

For the academic year 2016/17 we have 30 bursaries of £6,000 each available for new UK Taught Postgraduate Masters students.

Applications are now closed for this scheme.

Eligibility criteria

You need to:

  • Be a Home (UK) student, and
  • Apply for and subsequently register on an eligible Masters course.

An eligible Masters course leads to an MSc, MBA, MA or stand-alone MRes with a maximum duration of two years for a full time course or four years for a part time course. Part time courses must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (e.g. a course which would take one year if studied full time may take up to two years if studied part time). Courses studied by distance learrning are not eligible for this scheme.

In addition, the selection panel may take into account the following widening participation criteria and information in your supporting statement when making awards, if:

  • The highest education level of both of your parents is below degree level or equivalent
  • The occupation level of both of your parents is between SEC 4-7 (Social Economic Class)
  • You are a care leaver
  • You were aged 21 or over when you commenced your undergraduate studies
  • You were in receipt of free school meals, Education Maintenance Allowance or 16-19 Bursary Fund
  • You attended a state school and/or a low performing school
  • Your gender is underrepresented in your academic department
  • Your ethnicity is underrepresented in your academic faculty.

For full information about these schemes please refer to the Terms & Conditions

 2015 Postgraduate taught bursary scheme

These bursaries were available to new UK and EU Taught Postgraduate Masters students who took up a place of study in 2015-2016 who were identified by the University as eligible for consideration for one of the Postgraduate Taught Masters (PGT) funding awards.

They apply to two awards schemes: one as part of a joint funding package with the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE); the other made under the terms of the University’s 2015-16 Access Agreement.

Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) Bath Bursary

Up to 97 awards of £10,000 (£4,000 fee waiver and £6,000 bursary) available to Home UK and Home EU students on a full or part time (maximum 2 years duration) PGT programme, including stand-alone Masters of Research (MRes) programmes. Awards will consist of a fee waiver and bursary.

University of Bath PGT Bursary

Up to 30 bursaries of £6,000 available to eligible Home UK students on full time PGT programmes, includes stand-alone MRes programmes. Awards will be paid as a bursary.

For full information about these schemes please refer to the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.

2014 Postgraduate taught bursary scheme

These guidelines apply to new UK taught postgraduate masters students who took up a place of study in 2014-15 who were identified by the University as eligible for consideration for the postgraduate funding awards.

They apply to two awards schemes: one made under the terms of the University’s 2014-15 Access Agreement for postgraduate taught students in any subject area; the other as part of a funding package jointly with the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) targeted at the MSc in Modern Building Design (Carbon Management).

Scheme 1

Fee waivers (home UK/EU students) and bursaries (Home UK students) available to eligible students on the MSc in Modern Building Design (Carbon Management). Fee waivers are worth £8,500, Placement Bursaries of £4,500 and an Enhanced Bursary of £6,000.

Scheme 2

Bursaries available to eligible Home UK students on other full time postgraduate taught Masters (PGT) and includes stand-alone Masters of Research (MRes) programmes. 30 awards worth £6,000.

For full information about these schemes please refer to the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.