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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.

Postgraduate Taught funding

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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.

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 2024-25 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:
    • why they are attracted to the History of Medicine MA at Warwick;
    • why they feel they are qualified for study in this area (for instance prior study in related fields);
    • 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 26th June 2024 at 12:00 noon

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 2024

Chevening Scholarships - 2024/2025 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.

Award Details: 1 year fully funded MA, including:

  • Payment of tuition fees
  • Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
  • An arrival and departure allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
  • A travel top up allowance
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses.

Eligibility: Please check the detailed eligibility criteria on the Chevening web pages.

Deadline: Applications are open until 7th November 2023.

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

Fulbright Commission Awards - 2024/2025 entry

The Fulbright University of Warwick Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university.

The postgraduate awards generally include:

  • Tuition waiver
  • A personal living allowance (stipend)
  • Sickness and accident coverage
  • Cultural enrichment programmes and events
  • Membership to national arts and culture organisations
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

The personal living allowance is intended to help cover the cost of living in the UK as a student and is subject to annual review.

Value: Full tuition waiver; £18,622 living stipend; $1500 travel stipend

Eligibility: Be a US citizen and a non-UK residents; Hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent professional training/experience in a relevant field before departure to the UK

Deadline: Tuesday 10th October 2023

Please see the Fulbright website, which details further information about How to Apply.

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 2024/2025 entry

RHS Masters’ Scholarships provide financial support to students from groups currently underrepresented in academic History. Each Scholarship is worth £5000.

The next round of applications, for students studying for a Masters’ degree in History from September 2024 will open in 2024.

Each year the Society seeks to award a minimum of four scholarships to students who will begin a Masters’ degree in History (full or part-time) at a UK university from the start of the next academic year.

The programme, established in 2022, seeks to actively address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History. By supporting Masters’ students the programme focuses on a key early stage in the academic training of future researchers. With these Scholarships, we seek to support students who are without the financial means to study for a Masters’ in History. By doing so, we hope to improve the educational experience of early career historians engaged in a further degree.

There are no conditions on what the award may be spent and may be used to support fees, living expenses etc. during the degree course. Recipients also become Postgraduate Members of the Society.

Deadline: TBC

For full details please visit the Royal Historical Society website.

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS) - Awaiting details for 2024/2025 entry

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: TBC

Warwick Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholarships - Awaiting details for 2024/2025 entry

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: TBC

Commonwealth Masters Scholarships - NOW CLOSED FOR 24/25 ENTRY

Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is responsible for managing the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan. A range of scholarships are available to study in the UK, at either undergraduate, Master's or PhD study.

For further information, please see: 


Li Xiaoming Scholarship - Awaiting details for 2024/2025 entry

Li Xiaoming graduated from Warwick in 2009. He was tragically killed in the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010 whilst serving his country as a United Nations Peacekeeper. Li Xiaoming was an exceptional student with an outstanding career ahead of him, he was also a compassionate and caring individual who was very popular with all those at Warwick who knew him. This bursary is in memory of a much-missed student.

Li Xiaoming dedicated his life to serving his country. Therefore, as well as being an outstanding student and from the People's Republic of China, this bursary will be awarded to the student who is able to demonstrate how their study at Warwick and future career will contribute to society.

Award Details

TBC for 2024/2025.

Please note that applicants cannot apply directly for this bursary, and will be nominated by academic departments.


Applicants must:

  • Be a national of the People's Republic of China
  • Have applied for a taught masters course.
  • Demonstrate how their study at Warwick and future career will contribute to society

Applicants do not apply directly for this bursary. Academic departments may nominate up to one candidate who meets the eligibility criteria for consideration by the Doctoral College.

Value: TBC

Deadline: Departmental nomination normally take place in June