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School of Arts Master's Bursaries and Studentships

School of Arts Master's Bursaries and Studentships

We are delighted to be able to offer up to twenty bursaries to Masters students coming into the School of Arts, Birkbeck. Please see details of each available award and application deadlines below. All applications should be made using the right application form which must be completed in addition to a College application. Please note the deadlines for applications.

If you are wishing to apply for any of the bursaries below and have not yet been accepted onto your chosen MA course, you can submit both applications at the same time, by the deadline indicated. Please note, however, bursaries will only be awarded to applicants who have been accepted onto an MA course of study for the next academic year.

School of Arts MA Bursaries

    Up to six full-time or part-time partial fee waivers for home/EU or International students with outstanding academic records and excellent promise. Deadline 29 May 2020; 2:00pm. Application form.

Dean's Awards

    Up to two MA studentships (partial fee awards, full-time or part-time, for Home/EU students) for those who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from Birkbeck College since May 2014. Candidates are likely to have received, or expect to receive, a first-class classification in their undergraduate degree from Birkbeck. Deadline 29 May 2020; 2:00pm. Application form.

Peltz Scholarships

    Up to five £6000 full-time or part-time partial fee waivers for home/EU or International students with outstanding academic records and excellent promise. Preference may be given to applicants studying in the areas of Literature, History of Art, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies and Victorian Studies. Deadline 29 May 2020; 2:00pmApplication form.

Aaron Sims Scholarship

    Up to six bursaries of £3500 each for excellent students admitted onto the MA Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies [Modern Languages]. Priority will be given to part-time applications related to French, German, Italian and Portuguese language pathways). Applications will open shortly for 2020/21 entry. Find out more and apply here.

Greta Dexter Exhibition Bursary

    One bursary of up to £1000 for students in employment and demonstrating financial hardship who are admitted to the MA Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies [Modern Languages] (French pathway). Applications will open shortly for 2020/21 entry. Find out more.

The Wallace Studentships

  • MA History of Art, MA History of Architecture, MA History of Photography, MA Museum Cultures

    The History of Art department at Birkbeck is delighted to announce a series of studentships for its Masters programmes, 2019-2024. These studentships are thanks to the generosity of Graham and Denise Wallace, who have kindly supported our MA students since 2016.

    The studentships cover up to two full time fee waivers and a contributory stipend for Home/EU students only, with both outstanding academic excellence and financial need.

    Priority will be given to those who can show strong promise as a Masters student, but who would be unable to progress to study at that level without financial support. Please see below for the income criteria. 

  • Income criteria

    You must have a gross annual household income (including partner's income, if relevant) for the 2018-19 tax year that falls into one of the below categories:
    • Single student, no dependent children: up to £28,065
    • Single student, one dependent child: up to £30,065
    • Single student, two dependent children: up to £31,065 (if you have more than two dependent  children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child)
    • Married/partnered student, no dependent children: up to £30,065
    • Married/Partnered student, one dependent child: up to £32,065
    • Married/Partnered student, two dependent children: up to £33,065 (if you have more than two dependent children, add an extra £1000 for each additional child.)

  • Course listings for MA programmes in the History of Art department
  • MA History of Art
  • MA History of Architecture
  • MA History of Photography
  • MA Museum Cultures

  • Deadline 29 May 2020; 2:00pm. Application form here.

Sophie Warne Fellowships

  • An award of £1750 for either one or two outstanding students admitted onto the MA Creative Writing. This award is for second year students or full time students only with both outstanding academic excellence and financial need. Please note a 5000 word writing sample and statement of financial need will be required as part of application process. Deadline 1 September 2020; 2:00pm. Application form.

MFA Theatre Directing awards

    There will be a number of bursaries towards fees awarded on the basis of financial need. It is not possible to apply for these bursaries in advance of being offered a place on the MFA Theatre Directing; successful applicants will be given further details once admitted to the programme.

Chevening Scholarships