Science Media Studentships
These studentships offer financial support for PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Scheme at a glance
This scheme is now closed
Level of funding:
Tuition costs and basic living expenses
Duration of funding:
18 months (Imperial College London) or 24 months (National Film and Television School)
Who can apply
To apply for a Science Media Studentship, you should be a PhD-level biomedical scientist who wants to have a career in the broadcast, games or film industry in the UK or Republic of Ireland. You must have a confirmed place on a course before a studentship can be awarded.
Competitive applicants will have some experience of science communication and/or working in the broadcast, games or film industries.
We offer financial support to pay for tuition costs and basic living expenses for the duration of each Science Media Studentship. We fund up to two students a year at Imperial College London, and up to one student a year at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Imperial College London
A studentship at Imperial College London offers financial support for 18 months to undertake:
- a 12-month postgraduate qualification (MSc) in Science Communication
- a 6-month placement in the broadcasting industry.
The Imperial College London website has more information about the MSc Science Communication course.
National Film and Television School
A studentship at the NFTS offers financial support for 24 months to undertake a postgraduate qualification (MA) in Games Design and Development.
Go to the NFTS website to find out more about these courses.
This scheme is now closed.