Fees and financial support
You will find information on our current fee levels on each of our online course pages.
ESRC Master's Preparation for Doctoral Research
All of our MRes degrees are recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the award of 1+3 studentships.
These studentships are designed to fund students for a four-year full-time (or six to seven years part-time) programme of postgraduate study combining a taught Master's degree and a PhD.
Who is eligible?
- Please note that only undergraduates who have obtained at least a 2:1 will be considered for the 1+3 funding.
- Candidates should normally have been resident in the UK for the last three years and not on a temporary or student visa.
How much is available?
- The scholarships provide fees and maintenance (currently fees plus £12,500 per annum) for UK students, and fees only for non-UK students from European Union countries.
How to apply
- If you are thinking of doing a PhD via the MRes route and are interested in applying for funding, you should indicate your interest when you make an initial enquiry with us. See 'How to apply for an MPhil/PhD' for more details.
At postgraduate level, you will be expected to show that realistic financial provision had been made before the start of your course and that you have explored all possibilities for funding. However, if you find yourself in financial difficulties once you have started studying, you may be able to apply for a range of financial support.
There are also funding opportunites for postgraduate students, including the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy postgraduate taught bursary.