Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science
This scheme enables researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.
Scheme at a glance
This scheme is now closed
For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.
Level of funding:
Studentship stipend and fees covered
Duration of funding:
Who can apply
You can apply for a Master’s Award if you want to develop humanities or social science research skills and train in any area of health. You must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.
You should usually have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You can apply for a Master’s Award before you graduate, but you must have obtained your degree before taking up the award.
Who can't apply
You can’t apply if you've:
- received support for your postgraduate studies from another funding body
- begun a Master’s course.
If you’ve already been unsuccessful with a full application for this scheme, please contact us before you apply again.
A Master’s Award is for one year. Support includes:
You'll get a stipend based on our studentship stipend scale:
- £15,000 if you're based outside London
- £17,000 if you're based in London
We usually provide funds at the level charged to UK/EU students, rather than the overseas student rate (with the exception of applicants who are from low- and middle-income countries).
What we don’t offer
We don't fund overheads.
This scheme has now closed. Find out why we've made this change to our Master's funding.
Develop your research career
See our other postgraduate training schemes.
If you have a question, contact the relevant university department.
Contact our information officers if you need help with our online grants system (Grant Tracker).