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Fees and funding


Tuition fees are updated on an annual basis; the latest fee information can be found on the university Study pages. This page is particularly useful because it also includes information about how to calculate living costs, which will help you create a budget for your time as an MA or MPhil student.


Funding is one of the biggest challenges when considering postgraduate study, which is why Warwick is working to increase the number of scholarships every year. The Graduate School offers advice about finding funding, as well as a list of current scholarship opportunities, on their funding advice pages. This includes important information for Home and EU students about the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (please note this scheme has reopened, so eligible candidates may apply between 17-31 July 2017) as well as the government's new Postgraduate Student Loan scheme (you can also find a helpful loan FAQ at FindAMasters) as well as Personal Development Loans. You may also wish to search the International Office's funding database to see if you are eligible for any opportunities listed there.

Departmental scholarships

In addition to these opportunities, the Philosophy Department will award 20 scholarships to fund postgraduate study in 2017-18 on our MA and MPhil programmes:

  • 15 awards of £2000 for Home/EU candidates; 5 of these will be reserved for women and other candidates from under-represented demographics.
  • 5 awards of £5000 for Overseas candidates; 2 of these will be reserved for women and other candidates from under-represented demographics.

This competition is open to all full-time applicants applying to start their MA or MPhil (2+2) in the Philosophy department in October 2017. The awards will be granted according to academic merit and applied to the successful candidates' tuition fees.

How to Apply

For new MA/MPhil candidates aiming to start the course in October 2017:

  • Submit your MA or MPhil application no later than 17 February 2017; there is no separate application process for the scholarships.
  • Submit your supporting documents (transcripts, writing sample(s), personal statement) no later than 24 February 2017.
  • Ensure your references are received preferably by 24 February and no later than 3 March 2017.

For MA/MPhil candidates who deferred entry from 2016 to 2017:

  • You will automatically be considered for this award.
  • However, you may wish to email an expression of interest to Melissa Venables no later than 17 February 2017.

If you have any questions about applications or scholarships, please contact Rachel Harrington in the Philosophy office.