Bristol Master's Scholarship

The Bristol Master's Scholarship helps talented home students from a widening participation background access taught postgraduate study (MA, MSc, LLM or MRes) at the University of Bristol.

50 awards of £2,000 are available in 2024/25. Each award will be paid directly to the student in two instalments.

Successful applicants will be enrolled on a one-year full-time postgraduate taught programme at the University of Bristol.

Successful applicants can also be enrolled on a two-year full-time postgraduate taught programme but the scholarship will only apply to the first year of study.


You can apply if you:

  • have applied to study a full-time master's programme (MA, MSc, LLM or MRes) at the University of Bristol, commencing in autumn 2024
  • are eligible for home tuition fees
  • have already achieved (or are predicted) a 2:1 undergraduate degree
  • meet one or more of the University’s widening participation criteria

Applicants for PGCE, PG CERT, PG DIP and (MSc) (R) programmes are not eligible for the Bristol Master's Scholarship.

How to apply

Before you can apply for the Scholarship, you must have already applied to study a full-time master's programme (MA, MSc, LLM or MRes) at the University starting in autumn 2024.

Apply using the Bristol Master's Scholarships online application form.


The closing date for all applications is midday 31 May 2024.

Further details

For further details on the application process, timetable for decisions and offer information to successful and reserve applicants, read the terms and conditions.

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