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Postgraduate Master's Bursaries

Bursaries available to UK postgraduate students on master's courses starting in the academic year 2021-22

About the Postgraduate Master's Bursary

Find out about the postgraduate master's bursary.


For the academic year 2021 our awards will be worth either £5,000 or £10,000 from a total fund available of £50,000.

The number of awards are limited and this means some applications may be unsuccessful.


Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible to apply for the postgraduate master's bursary.


In order to be considered for the bursary you need to:

  • hold a BSc, BA or BEng undergraduate honours degree from the University of Bath
  • be a Home (UK) student and have received an offer to study an eligible master's course*
  • have no more than a one-year gap between finishing your undergraduate degree and starting your postgraduate degree
  • have been previously in receipt of an undergraduate Bath Bursary or Gold Scholarship Programme award

Students who hold an integrated undergraduate master's degree are not eligible for the PGT Bursary.

*An eligible master's course is one that leads to an MSc, MBA, MA or standalone MRes. The course can have 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 (for example, a course which would take one year if studied full-time may take up to two years if studied part-time). Distance Learning courses are not eligible for this bursary.

Alongside a supporting statement we will look at the widening participation data we hold about you in your student record from your undergraduate studies. This will include areas such as whether:

We may also take into account:

  • your achieved undergraduate degree classification
  • if your gender is underrepresented in your academic department
  • if your ethnicity is underrepresented in your academic faculty

How to apply

Find out how to apply.


Application Timeline

  • We will open applications for 2021 entry around May 2021
  • Applications close Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 10am (GMT)

Application Process

We will email you how to apply once we open for applications. When you submit your application, you will be required to provide a supporting statement. For details on what is required in the supporting statement, please see our terms and conditions.

Postgraduate taught bursary terms & conditions

PGT Bursary terms & conditions

Contact us

If you have any questions about scholarships, bursaries, or other funding for taught postgraduate degrees, please get in touch.