Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
For information about the awards listed on this page, please contact the School Postgraduate Administrator, Miss Helen Szewczyk (email@example.com).
For general information about funding please visit the University Postgraduate Funding pages.
School Postgraduate Scholarships
The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is pleased to announce that it will fund a number of Masters Studentships and Doctoral Scholarships for students enrolling in the 2013-14 academic year.
The School will make at least 2 Doctoral awards and up to 7 Masters awards in the disciplines of Archaeology, Ancient History, Conservation, History, Religious Studies and Theology.
All candidates who have Firmly accepted a Conditional or an Unconditional offer to study at Cardiff University in these subject areas by 1st July 2013 and who have no other major source of external funding, are eligible and will be automatically considered for an award.
The School’s Masters Studentships and Doctoral Scholarships are equivalent to full-time UK / EU fees for the degrees applied for (click here for current fees). We welcome applications from International students (awards would cover part of these fees), as well as those wishing to study part-time (awards will be on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the degree). If you are an International student, you may also wish to apply for one of our International bursaries, further details of which are provided below.
The Masters Studentships and Doctoral Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and, in the case of PhD applicants only, research potential. There is no separate applications process and successful candidates will be notified by mid-July.
School International Postgraduate Bursaries
The School of History, Archaeology and Religion has five bursaries of £1000 for International students (non UK / EU) taking a Master's degree (MA, MSc or MTh), within the School.
Candidates who have Firmly accepted a Conditional or Unconditional offer to study at Cardiff University by 1st August are eligible for these bursaries. If you wish to apply for one of the awards you must, in addition to normal entry requirements, provide a statement of no more than 500 words that explains: a) how you would benefit from the award; b) how Cardiff University will benefit from you studying here; and c) how you holding the award will help create or strengthen links between Cardiff University and overseas institutions. The statement should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and headed ‘SHARE International Student Bursaries’.
The University is please to announce a number of scholarships for international students.
Information on the University Scholarships for International students on Postgraduate Taught programmes can be found at this weblink. The University must have received a student’s application to study an academic programme at Cardiff University by Tuesday 30th April 2013.
Information on the University Scholarships for International students on Postgraduate Research (PhD) programmes can be found at this weblink. Applicants are advised to establish a dialogue with their intended supervisor to discuss their PhD proposal before they submit their application for a Cardiff University Overseas Research Scholarship. Applicants must also have made an application for full-time PhD study at Cardiff University before the Scholarship application deadline of Friday 3 May 2013.
Part-time award - Edward Rhys-Price Bequest
Two awards of £1000 are available to continuing, part-time, self-funding research students for academic year 2012/13. These awards are available to Home/EU students only.
For information about this award, please contact the School Postgraduate Administrator, Miss Helen Szewczyk (email@example.com).
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Cardiff University currently holds a Block Grant Partnership award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which allows us to offer several studentships each year. The number of awards in each subject varies from year to year.
Studentships are available in the following areas for 2013/2014 entry:
- Classics/Ancient History
- Religious Studies
There may be awards for other subject areas covered by the School in future years; please ask the relevant Postgraduate Tutor for details.
Please visit the Cardiff University AHRC awards page for full details of the AHRC postgraduate studentships, along with details of to apply.
With the help of a very generous gift to the University, the Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.
Four MA scholarships and one PhD scholarship are available for the academic year starting 2013-14.
Please visit the main Jameel Scholarships page for full details and application forms.
Economic and Social Research Council
The School has Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognition for 1+3 funding. Please visit the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre page for information on funding opportunities offered by the ESRC, along with details of how prospective candidates can apply for ESRC postgraduate studentships.
The President's Research Scholarships
The University is offering a number of full RCUK-rate PhD scholarships as part of a new £4M investment to coincide with the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff’s President.
The Scholarships will be of interest to the highest quality candidates – those eligible for funding as President Scholars will have a first-class honours degree, or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree at distinction level (or their equivalents).