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Master's Scholarships and Awards

A number of bursaries will be available for 2016/17. These are set at Home/EU fees level and will be available to all applicants applying for a place on a master's programme in The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, on a competitive basis.

The School's deadline for funding is Monday, 1 February 2016

Students wishing to apply for these awards must also complete the University of Manchester postgraduate admissions application. References and transcripts need only be submitted for either funding or the admissions application. University of Manchester undergraduates are reminded to accept a fast-track offer by 15 January 2016, otherwise you must also complete a standard application to the course by 1 February 2016. Those who have been fast-tracked do not need to complete the admissions application but do need to submit references with their funding application.

Please submit the completed funding application to or via post / in person to:

The Postgraduate Taught Office,
CG13, Ellen Wilkinson Building,
The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9PL

Some subject areas may have their own additional funding. All funding applicants will automatically be considered for these, where applicable.

The 2016 academic year will see the introduction of a new government loan scheme for postgraduate taught students. More details to follow.

Faculty of Humanities Alumni Bursary Scholarship 2016

If you are an undergraduate at The University of Manchester and plan to start a postgraduate taught programme in the Faculty of Humanities in September 2016, you may be eligible for this bursary.

What's on offer?

£3,000 reduction on fees paid directly to the University at the start of the course or over two years for part-time students.

Eligibility criteria

Available to The University of Manchester graduates who have received a first class honours degree enrolling on a Faculty of Humanities master's programme starting in September 2016. Students applying will need to apply for one of our postgraduate taught courses within three years of receiving their degree. The bursary is available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning. If you fulfil the above criteria and are not in receipt of a university bursary that leaves a remaining amount less than £3,000 to the tuition costs, the discount will be applied automatically when you come to register.

Research Council funding for master's students

The AHRC-funded North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership is now advertising 1+3 funding, which is available to outstanding applicants planning to undertake a PhD following the completion of their master's.

Candidates wishing to apply for these awards must also complete the University of Manchester postgraduate admissions application, by Friday, 22 January 2016.

Candidates must also submit a NWCDTP Funding Application by 12 February 2016 (5pm GMT) in order to be considered.

Further information can be found on the NWCDTP 'how to apply' page.

HEFCE logo on a blue background

HEFCE Scholarships worth £10,000 in funding, are available to UK and EU students who will be starting at The University of Manchester in 2015

Alumni Loyalty card

A Faculty of Humanities Alumni Loyalty Scholarship is available for current students at The University of Manchester who are considering postgraduate study in September 2016