School of Geography

Funding your masters

We want to attract the best students to QMUL, regardless of their financial situation. Every year we offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to help applicants fund their studies. These include:

  • Queen Mary Faculty of Humanities & Social Science UK BAME Masters Studentships (fee waiver and stipend of £16,777): The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London is committed to increasing the representation of, and opportunities for, UK-BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees in the Humanities. It recognises that funding opportunities across humanities disciplines at PGT level are particularly limited. For 2019-20, the Faculty will be offering two fully funded studentships (fee waiver and stipend of £16,777) to talented UK applicants from a BAME background who may be interested in a research career and/or further postgraduate study. Applicants must be graduates of Queen Mary and wish to pursue a Master’s degree at QMUL in any of the Primary Research Areas relevant to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences that are covered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). More detail on AHRC Disciplines can be found here. Find out more and apply.
  • Walter Oldershaw Award (£3,000 - for home/EU and international students): eight awards per year are available to students who are holding an offer of a place on any masters programmes in the School of Geography. Interested applicants should submit a statement via the online application form elaborating why they should be considered, highlighting their academic and professional merit and details of how the award will help their professional development. Any queries should be addressed to the Director of Masters Programmes, Dr Gemma Harvey. The deadline for the award is Thursday 1st August 2019, 5pm. To apply please click here.
  • Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty Award (£1,000): all Queen Mary graduates enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme who are self-funding are eligible for £1,000 off their tuition fees. No need to apply, the discount will automatically be applied upon enrolment. Find out more.
  • Social Innovator Scholarships (£2,500 - offer holders from eligible countries): four awards per year are available to students from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay or Venezuela, who have offers for full-time study on MSc Development and International Business and have firmly accepted. Learn more and apply.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (full tuition fees, flights and living stipend - for international students from low and middle income Commonwealth countries): a limited number of awards are available across a range of masters courses at QMUL, including Development and Global Health MA, Global Development Futures MA and Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc. Find out more by contacting internationaloffice@qmul.ac.uk.
Receiving the Walter Oldershaw Award meant that I could focus on studying rather than working to pay for my studies 
Oliver Davis, Geography MA 2017

Additional scholarship opportunities:

Postgraduate loans:

  • From 2018 onwards the UK Government is offering postgraduate loans for those studying masters and doctoral degrees. Find out more.

Tuition fees:

  • Please follow this link for information on fees
  • Fees per year for part-time students are 50% of those listed
  • Sons and daughters of alumni of QMUL paying overseas fees are entitled to a 10% reduction on their tuition fees, if no other university scholarship has been offered
  • A 10% fees reduction is also offered to overseas applicants who previously studied at QMUL as part of our Study Abroad programme.