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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:

  • UK Black and Global Majority PGT studentships in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London is committed to increasing the representation of, and opportunities for, UK Black and Global Majority students who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees in the Humanities. It recognises that funding opportunities across humanities disciplines at MA level are particularly limited.

For 2021-22, the Faculty will be offering four fully funded studentships (fee waiver and stipend of £17,609) to talented UK applicants from a Black and Global Majority background who may be interested in a research career and/or further postgraduate study. Applicants must be students or graduates of Queen Mary and have an offer of a place to take a Humanities Master's degree at Queen Mary in any of the Primary Research Areas (excluding LLM and MSc degrees in Law and Legal Studies) relevant to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences that are covered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Find out more and apply.

  • Walter Oldershaw Award

(up to £3,000 - for home and overseas students): This bursary is 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 Postgraduate Studies Manager, geog-pgadmin@qmul.ac.uk.

Please complete the application form before the deadline - Thursday 4 August 2022, 5pm (UK time).

  • Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty Award

This is open to all QMUL alumni and full details are available online.

  • Worship Company of Water Conservators bursary

(up to £4000 – for home students only): This bursary is open to students on the MSc Water and Environmental Management programme who are entitled to permanently live and work in the UK. Interested applicants should submit via the online application form explaining why they believe they should be awarded the bursary and how it would benefit them. Any further queries should be addressed to the programme convenor, Dr Gemma Harvey.

Please complete the application form before the deadline - Thursday 4 August 2022, 5pm (UK time).

(£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.

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.
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