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Norman Palmer Partial Scholarship 2020-21

  • Course: LLM Art, Business and Law
  • Number: 1
  • Value: 1/3 off tuition fees
  • Available for full-time study only
  • Deadline: 22 May 2020 23:59 GMT

Norman Palmer

Norman Palmer was the academic principal of the Institute of Art and Law, under the auspices of which he provided countless hours of instruction to hundreds of students. His wisdom and intellectual curiosity produced a number of leading publications, including Palmer on Bailment, Art Loans and Museums and the Holocaust, as well as dozens of articles in the area of art and cultural property law. As a barrister, he specialized in the fields of cultural objects, personal property, commercial law and dispute resolution, including the mediation of disputes over cultural objects. His clients included governments, local authorities, cultural institutions, religious bodies, indigenous communities, museum curators, art collectors, art dealers, transporters and insurers. His knowledge and understanding of the field as well as his enthusiasm for it, were unparalleled, and the new LLM programme in Art, Business and Law, which launched in September 2017 is his legacy to Queen Mary.

What do the scholarships cover? How are they paid?

This scholarship will cover the partial cost of tuition only in the form of a fee waiver; it will not cover additional course costs (books etc.) or accommodation fees. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted personal statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.

Closing Dates and Important Notes

You must have an offer of full-time study on the LLM Art Business and Law programme before you apply for this scholarship. Your offer can be conditional or unconditional.

Programme Application: Apply early for the LLM Art, Business and Law Programme

Apply for full-time study on the LLM Art Business and Law programme no later than 6 April 2020. Students who have not submitted their complete LLM application by this date will not be considered for funding.  If you have missing documents in your programme application it will not be considered in time for scholarship consideration. It is acceptable to apply for this programme even if you have not yet taken your English language test or do not have your final academic grades. In such cases it is possible to be given a conditional offer of full-time study.

Scholarship Application Deadline

Please note the following deadline information is for your scholarship application and therefore different to the above programme deadline.

The deadline for submission of this scholarship application is 22 May 2020 at 23:59 GMT - students must have an offer of full-time study (either conditional or unconditional) on the Art, Business and Law LLM before applying for funding.

Therefore, any student who has applied for the Art, Business and Law LLM Programme by 6 April 2020 and has not received an offer of study by 11 May 2020 should contact (not the admissions team) and quote the date of application and their application number in order for us to look into this.

What are scholarship winners required to do?

If you are awarded a scholarship you may be asked to assist the Law Marketing Team with marketing activities such as the postgraduate law open evenings and student profiles and videos.

Please note school scholarships are also subject to university-wide Terms and Conditions as well as any course/School/Faculty conditions or criteria outline.

How to apply

You must have a full-time offer of study on the Art, Business and Law LLM in place (either conditional or unconditional) before you can apply for this funding. You will be required to apply for the scholarship via our online application link. You must submit the following documents with your online application:

  1. 1000 word (maximum) statement in response to the following;

    ‘Please explain why you want to study the Art, Business and Law LLM at Queen Mary University of London, specifying the modules you have a particular interest in. What you will bring to the programme and why you feel you should be awarded a scholarship; focusing on your academic and professional achievements (if relevant), any courses or events offered by the Institute of Art & Law that you may have completed or attended, and financial need.  
  2. Transcripts of your law degree and any other legal qualifications. Please submit relevant, translated copies only.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. 1 x reference letter (this can be a copy of the reference submitted as part of your programme application or, if not available to you, you must obtain a reference specifically for this scholarship application). Please do not submit more than one reference letter.

Submitting your application online

You will need to complete the online application form and submit ALL required documents by following a link at the bottom of this webpage – but before you do it is crucial that you read the information below first!

Please ensure you accurately complete ALL relevant sections when required and that you submit the necessary documents in ONE PDF document when prompted. Save this file under your full name. Please DO NOT submit individual documents as part of your application. Your supporting documents must be clear and eligible to read. We will not accept JPEG formats or any other image formats. All supporting documents must be in PDF format.

The final section of the online application form will detail how to upload your ONE COMBINED PDF document as part of your scholarship application. You must read all instructions very carefully before uploading your supporting document.

Incomplete, incorrect or late scholarship applications will not be accepted or processed.

Confirmation of your online application

Upon submission of your scholarship application you will be re-directed to a page which will state ‘Your response has been recorded’. This message is confirmation that we have received your application. You will NOT receive an additional email to confirm this. Therefore please do not contact us to request further confirmation.

You will be notified of the outcome of your scholarship application approximately by mid-July 2020. Please wait to be contacted in this regard.


  • This Scholarship is open to applicants who have an offer of study on the full-time on the Art, Business and Law LLM only and are not open to those with an offer on the part-time Art, Business and Law LLM Programme. If you have applied for funding elsewhere and are successful in receiving such funding you must inform us immediately. In the event that you are awarded funding elsewhere we will withdraw your application.
  • Diploma courses offered by the Institute of Art & Law (if any) -

Please note that scholarships cannot be deferred.


This scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria;

  • Academic merit
  • Professional achievements (if any)
  • Financial need

The compulsory personal statement should include all of the above information and should be in response to the text as detailed in the ‘How to apply’ section above.

Link to apply online

Before you click on the link below to apply online make sure you have read through the above information thoroughly.

Click on the following link to apply online – Norman Palmer 2020 Scholarship Application Form