Funding for postgraduate taught programmes
Students commencing postgraduate study will need to secure the majority of funding before beginning their studies.
We have some funding opportunities available, please see below for more information.
We offer a range of scholarships to applicants who will pay overseas fees. Find out what International scholarships are available.
The Chevening Scholarship programme
The Chevening Scholarship programme allows outstanding scholars from eligible countries to study one-year postgraduate programmes in the UK.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
We offer a number of scholarships in association with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. This scheme supports students from developing Commonwealth countries to study a selection of specific one-year taught postgraduate programmes.
Postgraduate Master's Loan
The UK government is offering a Postgraduate Master's Loan to UK and EU nationals (conditions apply). Find out how to apply.
If you are interested in studying for a master's (MSc/MRes) followed by a PhD, you can apply for a ESRC studentship.
These studentships are associated with the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP), a consortium of universities in the south west. The Partnership benefits from the leadership and research knowledge available from five institutions, and builds on the success of the SWDTC, with over 200 ESRC funded researchers.
For some research topics, there may be scope to be considered for support under an interdisciplinary pathway. For example, the Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway may be relevant for those interested in certain kinds of applied research, or in statistical methodology. For more details of the interdisciplinary pathways, please see the SWDTP website.
ESRC studentships - application procedure
The application procedure has three steps for all candidates, as follows:
- Prepare a research proposal. Note that if you are applying for 1+3 funding for an MSc or MRes programme in the first instance, your research proposal only needs to indicate one or two broad areas of interest.
- Submit an online application to either an MSc or MRes programme or the PhD programme (as appropriate) within the School of Economics, Finance and Management, and indicate on the application form that you wish to be considered for ESRC funding. If you have already submitted an application, but not so indicated, do not worry: proceed to step 3.
- Email email@example.com with your research proposal as an attachment, a brief statement that you wish to be considered for ESRC funding, and an indication that your online MSc/MRes/PhD application has been submitted. Please also indicate whether you wish to be considered for +3 or 1+3 funding.
Economics pathway - contacts
Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway
Please see the information on the AQM website.