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Queen Mary continues celebrated studentship programme

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will continue to offer two fully-funded arts and humanities studentships for talented UK applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

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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 applicants who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees in the Humanities.

The initiative, launched in 2019, recognises that funding opportunities across humanities disciplines at postgraduate level in particular, have been limited, until now. 

Applicants were graduates of Queen Mary and applied in the research areas that are relevant to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and covered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). More detail on AHRC Disciplines can be found here. Two studentships have been awarded for the coming academic year.

2020 cohort

Sahara Ahmed will be undertaking an MA in English Literature and Mareeam Ahmed will be studying an MA in History of Political Thought and Intellectual History.

Sahara Ahmed said: “I am eager to continue studying literature at university. The opportunity to study at postgraduate level will mean that I can keep my cultural knowledge in practice whilst simultaneously expanding my literary horizons. I look forward to continuing to benefit from the specialist teaching and expertise of Queen Mary staff, which in turn, will open up numerous pathways for my career.”

Mareeam Ahmed said: “I am thrilled and excited to discover new intellectual territories courtesy of this generous scholarship as it will enable me to pursue my passion for theory and history.” 

Last academic year Leah Colborne was awarded a studentship to undertake an MA in Contemporary Writing and Mohamed Omar-Ejjbair was awarded one to study for an MA in Comparative Literature.

About Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences have been vital to establishing Queen Mary’s global reputation and the Faculty Schools regularly appear in subject rankings in the top 50 universities in the world.

Our Centres and Institutes drive Queen Mary’s local, national and global reputation, such as the Centre for the Studies of the Home, the Mile End Institute and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

More information

  • Find out more about Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences here.

For media information, contact:

Paul Jordan
Faculty Communications Manager (HSS)