Document Actions

Postgraduate Funding

Birkbeck provides a number of financial support services for students. You can find out about more on the Birkbeck Financial Support pages.

The Edwards Scholarship for Women in Sport

The Department of Management at Birkbeck is delighted to be able to offer the Edwards Scholarship for Women in Sport again following a successful inaugural year. This scholarship is to benefit an excellent and deserving female Home/EU/International student on a sport programme in the department of Management at Birkbeck, University of London.

The Edwards Scholarship is part of a comprehensive effort at Birkbeck to foster women’s participation in the sport industry. The Scholarship is generously funded by Birkbeck alumnus Tim Edwards and his partner Elizabeth Edwards. Elizabeth is Director of Ipswich Town plc as well as Supporter Liaison Officer; Tim is an Associate Director of Ipswich Town plc. Together, they are co-founders of the Ipswich Town Heritage Society. They are passionate about increasing the number of women working in football and sport more generally.

Tim explained, ‘Women remain underrepresented in senior management roles in the football industry. The Birkbeck MSc course provides a great opportunity for women to pursue their love of sport and progress professionally in this most fascinating and challenging of industries’.

The Scholarship will be awarded in June 2019, to be taken up in the 2019-20 academic year. The Scholarship will be £5,000 for a full-time Home/EU/International student or £2,500 per year for a part-time Home/EU/International student, depending on chosen mode of study and subject to the recipient making satisfactory progression as assessed through the College’s formal assessment procedures.


We welcome applications from female Home/EU/International students who have graduated with a 1st or 2:1 degree, have strong potential for achievement at postgraduate level and can demonstrate financial need.

How to apply

Candidates will only be considered once they have been offered a place on the Birkbeck MSc Sport Management; MSc Sport Management and Business of Football; MSc Sport Management and Marketing; MSc Sport Management, Governance and Policy or MSc Sport Marketing.

To apply for the scholarship, please download and complete the application form and return to Mathew Spence at

Closing Date: 18:00, 2 June 2019