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Bonnart Trust Master's studentships

The Bonnart Trust offers two studentships each year to support part-time Master’s students whose work involves them in the major themes of concern to the Trust:

  • social cohesion
  • conflict resolution
  • racial, ethnic and religious justice.

The studentships are only available for those studying relevant MA/MSc programmes (see Eligibility below) in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy (SSHP).

About the funder

  • The purpose of the Bonnart Trust is to 'establish and maintain scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom for research at the postgraduate level into the nature of racial, religious and cultural intolerance with a view to finding a means to combat it.'
  • In addition to the Master's studentships, the Trust funds the Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship scheme for research students in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.
  • Bonnart Trust Master’s students will join a network of Bonnart scholars. The Trust not only supports its scholars financially, but also through networking, sponsoring and mentoring activities and encourages them to engage with a wide range of audiences inside as well as outside academia. Bonnart Master’s students are expected to play a part in these wider activities.

Value of award

  • The studentships cover the cost of home fees for both years of a part-time Master’s course. Funding in the second year depends on satisfactory progress in the first year.
  • Students may also be eligible for additional funding to support research for their dissertation and/or their wider development.
  • On completion of their Master’s degree, students are required to prepare a short summary of their dissertation which is suitable for publication on the Bonnart Trust website and/or a reflection on their experience as a Master’s student and how this links to their career aspirations.


How to apply

  • To apply for the studentship, you must have been offered a place on one of the eligible MA/MSc programmes (see above) in the School of SSHP by 31 May 2021.
  • Complete the Bonnart Trust Master’s Studentship application form and email the completed form, together with a two-page CV, to the School of SSHPPlease ensure you rename your files to include your surname at the beginning of the file name.

Application deadline

  • Applications for the Bonnart Trust MA studentship close on 14 June 2021.
  • Successful applicants will be notified in mid-July 2021.