Funding opportunities

Masters funding

For 2015-16, the School offered five awards of a maximum of £10,000, to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs under the HEFCE-funded Postgraduate Support Scheme. This one-year scheme aimed to support students from under-represented groups who wished to undertake a postgraduate taught. See SAS Studentships for further details.

For 2015-16, the School provided two SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students, awarded to two students who had demonstrably excelled in their undergraduate degrees. £12,500 covered tuition fees and contributed towards maintenance costs. See SAS Studentships for further details.

Doctoral funding

The School is part of the AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Partnership, under which it is able to offer a number of research studentships in humanities disciplines. In order to apply for a LAHP AHRC doctoral studentship at the School, you must have applied to study here. Please see research degrees or Institute websites, and then the information on how to apply.

The LAHP studentship competition for students wishing to commence study in 2016 will open on 1 December 2015, and close on Friday 29 January 2016. However, studentship candidates are advised to apply for a place to study in the School well in advance of the closing deadline for LAHP studentship applications to ensure that they have the opportunity to consult with proposed supervisors in preparing the LAHP studentship application form.

Visit the London Arts & Humanities Partnership website for full details and how to apply.


The teaching institutes of the School offer a number of targeted awards for applicants, both masters and doctoral, that have been offered and have accepted a place on one of their degree programmes. These range from small bursaries to fee waivers and full studentships.

Other funding

In addition, for those wishing to undertake postgraduate taught or research programmes in the School, there are some external funding sources for UK applicants (namely the Professional & Career Development Loan scheme, and the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme); an extensive variety of sources for EU and International  applicants; and a variety of alternative funding sources in general.


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Master's degrees in culture, language and literature, history, human rights and law.


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Research degrees in Commonweath, English, History, Law, and Modern Languages.


A range of engaging short courses in palaeography, literature, book studies and protection of refugees.