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Boughton PhD scholarship

This scholarship is for a new MPhil/PhD research student in the field of history (broadly defined) who is applying for a MPhil/PhD in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy in any of the School's departments:

Find out more about MPhil/PhD studentships, how they work and when to apply.

About the funder

The studentship is made possible due to a very generous legacy donation from Margery Boughton, an alumna of the College.

The awarded projects alternate between history (broadly defined) and interdisciplinary projects each round. For this round, it is dedicated to a history project, which must be historical in subject and approach. The next round will be open in 2023-24 academic year for an interdisciplinary project.

Read a news story about a previous previous award holder.

Guidance for applicants

Value of award

  • The studentship waives Home/EU fees for the MPhil/PhD degree and offers an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (£17,609 pa, including London Weighting, in 2021-22 or pro-rata for a part-time award).
  • Full-time studentships are for up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress).

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a new Home/EU or International student, applying for a MPhil/PhD degree in a department within the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.
  • The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • The proposed project must be historical in subject and approach.

How to apply

  • You need to apply to, and secure a place on, an MPhil/PhD degree run by the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, which includes submitting a research proposal. See the 'how to apply' section on each programme page for full details and guidance.
  • You also need to apply separately for the studentship by completing the scholarship application form and returning it to the relevant administrator in the department to which you are applying.
  • We will only consider currently enrolled MPhil/PhD research students within the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy under exceptional circumstances.
  • Please send a brief supporting email, outlining these exceptional circumstances, when you submit the scholarship application form.

Closing date for funding application

  • The closing date for 2023-24 applications: tbc