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Taught Postgraduate Master's Bursaries

Bursaries available to UK taught postgraduate students on master's courses starting in the academic year 2020-21

About the taught postgraduate master's bursary

Find out about the taught postgraduate master's bursary


We have 5 Postgraduate Taught (PGT) bursaries, each worth £10,000.

There are only 5 bursaries available so not all eligible students will be successful in gaining an award.


Eligibility Criteria

Find out if you are eligible to apply for the postgraduate taught 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 started your undergraduate studies in 2012 or later
  • 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

  • May: all eligible students will be invited to apply
  • Early August: applications close*
  • Late August: applicants informed of outcome*

*This is subject to final confirmation

Application Process

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.

Full terms and conditions will be available shortly

Contact us

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