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Fees and funding

PhD scholarships and bursaries

We have an excellent track record of securing funding for our postgraduate research students. Our students have also been successful in obtaining travel grants and short-term fellowships from a number of external organisations.

The most important schemes for potential History of Art students are:

  • AHRC Midlands4Cities Scholarships: these are open to UK and international students and provide 3.5 years of funding covering fees and a maintenance grant at UKRI rates. Full details of how to apply can be found on the Midlands4Cities website.
  • Chancellor's International Scholarships: these are open to international research students and cover international fees and a maintenance grant at UKRI rates. Full details can be found here.
  • Wolfson Postgraduate Awards: these are scholarships awarded to outstanding candidates in History, Literature and Languages, and offer £28,750 p.a. (at 2019-20 rates) to cover fees, maintenance, research and training costs. These are awarded through the Midlands4Cities competition and do not require a separate application.
  • Departmental Bursary: a modest bursary from the History of Art department may be available for entry in 2021-22. If a bursary is offered, a separate application will not be required; all PhD applicants will be automatically considered for the award, which will be based on academic merit.

Full information about scholarships and bursaries can be found on the Doctoral College's Scholarships and Funding pages.

IMPORTANT: The demand for scholarships significantly outweighs the supply and the wording of your application is crucial. If you intend to apply for funding please contact either your potential supervisor or the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Michael Hatt, for further advice.


MA student loans

Please visit the Academic Offices's page about Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses for information on available funding schemes.

The University also offers the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible students. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and are available to eligible home fee status students from under-represented groups who wish to start a taught masters course in 2021-22. Full details can be found here.


Course fees 2020-21

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Fees will normally rise for each year of your course in line with inflation. They do not stay the same as the year in which you started.



Full-time fee (£)

Part-time fee (£)

Taught postgraduate students


(MA) 9,460

(Dip) 8,570

(MA) 4,730

(Dip) 4,285

Taught postgraduate students


(MA) 21,280

(Dip) 19,920

(MA) 10,640

(Dip) 9,960

Research postgraduate students




Research postgraduate students





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