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The Women in Sport Scholarship

The Department of Management at Birkbeck is offering the Women in Sport Scholarship. This scholarship is aimed to benefit a female student enrolled on a sport programme (MSc) in our department.

Advice for applicants

The Women in Sport Scholarship is part of a wider initiative at Birkbeck to foster women’s participation in the sport industry.

About the funders

  • The Scholarship is generously funded by Birkbeck alumnus Tim Edwards and his partner Elizabeth Edwards. Elizabeth is a Director of Ipswich Town plc, a Trustee of the Ipswich Town Community Trust, as well as being the club supporter Liaison Officer, and Tim is an Associate Director of Ipswich Town FC. 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 under-represented 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’.

Value of award

  • The scholarship will be £5000 for a full-time Home/EU/international student or £2500 per year for a part-time Home/EU/international student, depending on chosen mode of study.
  • Funding is 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 class or 2:1 undergraduate degree
    • have strong potential for achievement at postgraduate level
    • can demonstrate financial need.

How to apply

Application deadline

  • Applications for 2022 are now closed. 2023 application information to be confirmed.