Skip to main content
School of Geography


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.

QMUL Scholarships

University is a big investment in your future. Each year, Queen Mary supports our postgraduate students through a generous package of scholarships

Scholarships and Funding available to Masters students in the School of Geography 

  • Global Talent Scholarship

The new Global Talent Scholarship is worth £3,000 for highly qualified postgraduate taught offer holders joining us in September 2024. The Scholarship is available to all international students with an offer for an eligible programme, regardless of nationality, who meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve a UK 1st Class Honours or equivalent
  • Hold an offer for an eligible postgraduate taught programme for September 2024 entry
  • Have international fee status

Global Talent Scholarships will be awarded automatically to self-funded international students with a UK first class honours degree (or equivalent) – there is no application or registration process. The scholarship will be deducted from a recipient’s tuition fees when they enrol at Queen Mary.

  • UK Black and Global Majority 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. The Faculty recognises that funding opportunities across humanities disciplines at Masters level are particularly limited, and that this may inhibit Black and Global Majority students from going on to undertake doctoral research and following an academic career.

For 2023-24, the Faculty will be offering at least four fully funded studentships (including full fee waiver and stipend of £18,062) 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 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).

Details of the 2024 application scheme will be shared when available.

  • 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,

Current offer-holders can apply here. The deadline for applications is Thursday 1st August 2024, 5pm (BST).

  • Queen Mary Alumni Loyalty Award

This is open to all QMUL graduates enrolling on a full postgraduate degree programme who are self-funding at least part of their tuition fees. Eligible students joining the School of Geography are eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount. 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 in the first instance to the Postgraduate Studies Manager,

Current offer-holders can apply here. The deadline for applications is Thursday 1st August 2024, 5pm (BST).

Additional scholarship opportunities:

All scholarships available via QMUL - including those limited to nationals of certain countries - are listed on

Students in the School have received scholarships from the following funding routes:

Postgraduate loans:

The UK Government offers postgraduate loans up to £11,836 for UK nationals. The Masters Loan is available for any taught Masters programme including MRes programmes and part-time study. Eligibility criteria apply. 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. Children of QMUL alumni paying overseas fees are entitled to a 10% reduction on their tuition fees, if no other university scholarship has been offered. A 10% tuition fee reduction is also offered to overseas applicants who previously studied at QMUL as part of a Study Abroad programme.

Back to top