MA Busaries 2008

What awards are available?

The School is offering 30 MA bursaries, for students enrolling on a full-time basis on any of our postgraduate taught programmes.  The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of undergraduate degree results.

Which MA programmes are covered by these awards?

The School currently offers 10 MA programmes, and full details of each can be found here.  For September 2008 we are offering:

  • 5 bursaries of £2,500 for students applying to the MRes (Politics)
  • 25 bursaries of £1,500 for students applying to any of our other MA programmes
  • 1 Peel Prize award of £1,000 for a PISP undergraduate applying to either the MA in Cognitive Science or the MA in Political Philosophy


How will the bursaries be paid?

The bursaries will be paid in four instalments throughout the academic year, on 31st October 2008, 31st January 2009, 30th April 2009 and 30th September 2009, subject to satisfactory progress.   Bursaries will be awarded to full-time students on an MA pathway only, and cannot be transferred should you change your degree pathway or your registration status.

How do I apply?

There is no separate application process for the MA bursaries.  All applicants for our MA programmes will be considered, although it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a full official undergraduate degree transcript is submitted to our Postgraduate Secretary, Mrs Mary Emmerson, ( ) by 4.00pm on Friday 11th July, 2008.  Those applicants who do not submit a transcript by this deadline will not be considered for a bursary.  Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the bursary allocation by 31st July 2008.

For further information please contact our Postgraduate Secretary,      Mrs Mary Emmerson, , who will be happy to help.