School of Arts and Humanities

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

£30,250 (annual)
Fees (Home) , Maintenance , Other (see below)
3 Years (Fixed Length)
Prospective applicant
PhD
Full Time, Part Time
Same as funding deadline for the course
February - April

About

The Wolfson Foundation seeks to support excellence. Drawing on its history of support for higher education and interest in the humanities, the Foundation has since 2011 supported a programme funding postgraduate scholarships in the humanities committing more than £20 million over this period. The initiative reflects the Foundation’s concerns about funding for the humanities and the impact of increased undergraduate student debt on postgraduate studies. The programme aims not only to support outstanding students, but also to make a statement about the value of the humanities to society.


Award details

£30,250 (annual)
3 Years (Fixed Length)
Fees (Home) Maintenance Other (see below)

The award will cover full fees, maintenance as well as additional costs with research, travel and training. It also covers costs associated with attending events for the programme organised by the Wolfson Foundation.

The element of the award covering maintenance and research and training costs (i.e. all funds after deduction of tuition and college fees) will be made available to the student to be used at their discretion.


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Academic merit

Eligibility

Prospective applicant
PhD
Full Time Part Time
Home/UK

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships are available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages.

History As well as broad-based historical and historiographical studies, this may include such areas as classics, history of art, or architectural history, provided the research is grounded within historical methodology.

Literature As well as literary and textual studies, this may include research that involves critical theory, theatre, film and other visual media, provided there is a literary element within the research (e.g. translation of literature to screen). This does not include creative writing.

Languages Research should be in applied languages other than English, rather than linguistics. It may involve the study of literary or historical texts, theatre or film (where these are not in English). Students receiving scholarships under this stream may be based within non-language departments (for example, history or anthropology departments).

Application Process

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Key dates

Same as funding deadline for the course
February - April