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

Career stage:

Postgraduate

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend and fees covered

Duration of funding:

1 year

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the relevant university department. If you need help with our online application system, contact:

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Getting here

Key dates

This is an annual competition.

  • Application deadline

    3 May 2016

  • Decision

    End of July 2016

Eligibility and suitability

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.

Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.

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.

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What we offer

A Master’s Award is for one year. Support includes:

  • a student stipend

    You'll get a stipend based on our studentship stipend scale:

    • £14,940 if you're based outside London
    • £16,709 if you're based in London
  • approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organisation

    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 on a proportion of full economic costs in UK universities.

How to apply

Stages of application

  1. Contact a university department

    Register your interest with a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland that has a suitable Master’s programme.

  2. University nominates one candidate to the Trust

    Each university can put forward one candidate for a Master’s Award.

    View a sample full application form for Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science [PDF 854KB].

  3. Decision

    We’ll tell you our decision by the end of July.

Dates

This is an annual competition. We don't accept late applications.

  • Application deadline

    3 May 2016

  • Decision

    End of July 2016

Definitions

Postgraduate

You’re studying for a Masters or PhD.