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Funding for Postgraduate Taught Studies

Postgraduate Masters funding

We are delighted to support our students in seeking funding. The process can sometimes appear confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask for help and advice.

Remember that to be eligible for funding, you must also apply to the relevant MA programme in the History Department. That is, you cannot be considered for funding if you have not also applied for a place before the funding deadline and some of the funding streams require an offer before you can make the application. When you apply to Warwick you will be given an application identifying number which you can use to link to other applications.

Please visit the Doctoral College Scholarships and Funding Portal for full details of all Warwick PG funding awards.

Alumni Discount

Warwick graduates are eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount. This is available to Warwick graduates who have Home or Overseas fee status and will be studying a Masters degree.

You must be self-funding and have no other source of financial support from outside of the University of Warwick other than a student loan. You will not be eligible if you are a student sponsored by or holding a scholarship from an external organisation.

You are eligible for the 10% discount as long as you apply in the current admissions cycle and identify on your application that you have a qualification from the University at Level 6 or above (e.g. Bachelor's Degree).There are no closing dates and Warwick graduates do not need to apply for the discount.

Find out more about the alumni discount here.

History Department MA Bursaries

The Department of History is offering three MA Inclusion Grants of £1000 each for applicants who pay tuition fees at the Home fee rate. Applicants to all of the four History Department taught Masters courses are eligible for the bursary.

The bursaries are designed to widen access to postgraduate studies for students who come from diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Applicants should make a case, in up to 750 words, explaining why they would like to be considered:

  • which MA programme they have applied for
  • a possible thesis topic
  • a CV (max. one side of A4)
  • and how they fit the inclusion criteria outlined above

Candidates should send these materials to and should ensure that they have also applied to one of the History Department’s MA courses. The grant will take the form of a discount from the standard MA tuition fee.

Deadline: 1st August 2023 at 12:00 noon GMT

Wellcome Trust Master’s Studentship in History of Medicine

As part of their commitment to building an influential and diverse population of future researchers in humanities and social sciences, the Trust have provided the Centre for the History of Medicine, based in Warwick’s History Department, with a number of studentships which cover full fees (at UK/EU rate) and a living allowance for one year of taught study on our MA in the History of Medicine. Applicants should be committed to building a career relevant to the themes covered by the Wellcome Trust’s Humanities and Social Science Schemes.

Competitive applicants will have a clear idea as to their Master’s research project and how this will lead to doctoral study or other careers in the field. Potential for synergy with ongoing research and activity in the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick would also be highly desirable. Applicants for 2023-24 are encouraged to express their interest and discuss potential applications by contacting Professor Roberta Bivins at

Application information and deadlines:

In addition to submitting an application to the University of Warwick for a place on the MA in the History of Medicine, applicants should supply the following documents:

  • A document (maximum 750 words) explaining: i) why they are attracted to the History of Medicine MA at Warwick; ii) why they feel they are qualified for study in this area (for instance prior study in related fields); iii) their preliminary ideas for an MA dissertation, and iv) the relationship to longer-term aims for doctoral study or career development.
  • A CV (max. one side of A4) including degree classification or likely result and marks to date.
  • One piece of previously completed academic work (essay or dissertation) that provides an indication of your academic strengths.

Candidates should send these materials to

Deadline: Wednesday 28th June 2023 at 12:00 noon

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

The University expects to make a minimum of 50 scholarships awards for 2023/2024.

These scholarships are available to support eligible Home (UK) students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2023/2024.

The Warwick Taught Masters scholarships are valued at up to £10,000 for each award.

For full information and eligibility criteria see Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship SchemeLink opens in a new window.

Deadline: 31st May 2023 23:59 hours (GMT)

Warwick Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholarships

The University is offering a limited number of fully-funded scholarships. Awards made for entry in October 2023 will include the following:

    • the full payment of academic fees
    • a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates

For full details and eligibility criteria, please see the Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary ScholarshipLink opens in a new window webpage.

Deadline: 31 May 2023

Government Masters Degree Loans

The government may offer loans to students undertaking an eligible masters course.

See the Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses page for further details.

Royal Historical Society Scholarships - Awaiting details for 23/24 entry

In July 2022 the Royal Historical Society (RHS) launched a new programme to actively address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History.

The Society is offering four scholarships, each of £5000, to four students who will begin a Masters’ degree in History (full or part-time), or related subject, at a UK or Irish university from autumn 2022.

The Scholarships continue and develop the Society’s commitment to tackling underrepresentation in academic History. By supporting Masters’ students the programme also focuses on a key early stage in the academic training of future researchers. With these Scholarships, the RHS seeks to support students who are without the financial means to study for a Masters’ in History. By doing so, we seek to improve the educational experience of four early career historians engaged in a further degree.

Applications for the 2022 Scholarships are now invited. The deadline for applications is: 23.55 BST on Friday 12 August 2022.

Apply hereLink opens in a new window

Chevening Scholarships - Awaiting Details for 23/24 entry

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, such as the University of Warwick. The scholarships support individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers to study eligible one year taught master's degrees at UK institutions.

For the 2022/23 academic year, Warwick is generously co-funding 17 Chevening Partner Awards. These Chevening Awards are available for all eligible candidates in any subject area

All applicants who wish to be considered for a partner award at Warwick are encouraged to select Warwick as their first preference in their Chevening application. Applications are open until 2nd November 2021.

For more information about Chevening Scholarships and how to apply, please visit www.chevening.orgLink opens in a new window

Fulbright Commission Awards - Awaiting Details for 23/24 entry

One Fulbright-University of Warwick Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in any subject.

Please see the Fulbright websiteLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, which details further information about How to Apply.

Value: Covers full tuition fee and a £14,000 stipend towards general maintenance costs.

Eligibility: US citizens, all subjects

Li Xiaoming Scholarship - Awaiting Details for 23/24 entry

A scholarship for a one year taught masters in memory of Li Xiaoming.

Eligibility: Chinese citizens, Masters applicants in any subject

Value: up to £20,000 towards tuition fees

Deadline: TBC