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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is pleased to announce several funding schemes for postgraduates enrolling in the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • A three-year PhD studentship on women and the courts in early modern Wales. The studentship is one of two (the other of which will be held at the University of Glasgow) attached to the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project on ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 – c.1750’. Further details available Spring 2015.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships (PhD)
  • Masters excellence Scholarships
  • Jameel Scholarships (MA Islam in Contemporary Britain)
  • The University offers a Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme to support Home and EU students who want to study a Master's programme
  • The University also offer scholarships specific to our international applicants, ranging from £5,000-£14,000. You can find out more on the International Funding and Fees pages


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Arts and Humanities Research Council 

Cardiff University is a partner in the AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP). The SWW DTP offers postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of the AHRC’s disciplines, with a strong emphasis on collaboration between the members of the partnership and 19 partner organisations including the BBC, Cadw, Welsh National Opera, CyMal (Museums,Archives and Libraries Wales), National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the National Trust.. At Cardiff University, the areas of study include Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Classics and Ancient History, and Religious Studies.  In addition to applying for the studentship, you also need to apply to a PhD Programme at Cardiff University.

Applications for entry September 2015 are now closed. details for academic year  2016/2017 will be posted on this website when available.

• Archaeology
• Celtic Studies
• Classics
• History
• Theology & Religious Studies

If you have an innovative doctoral research project, why not contact a member of staff in the relevant field to discuss it? If you are not sure who to approach, contact the Director of Postgraduate Research for SHARE, Dr James Hegarty: or contact one of the lead academics for the following subject areas:
• History / Welsh History / Ancient History – Keir Waddington (
• Archaeology and Conservation – Alasdair Whittle (
• Religious and Theological Studies – James Hegarty

Click here for Cardiff University’s AHRC funding webpage, or here for the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership website.

For further information, see


Masters Excellence Scholarships 2015 (Pathway to PhD)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Cardiff University is offering students applying to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences a £3k scholarship to offset against fees to undertake a taught master’s degree in one of its participating School programmes.

Among the criteria that will be used to judge applications will be the potential for possible continuation to doctoral level study at a later stage. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

To apply for the scheme visit the postgraduate website:


Cardiff University International Scholarship Fund

The School has one scholarship of £5000 for international students towards fees only.   You must be self-funding: students whose fees are fully paid by a sponsor such as an employer or government are not eligible. Students who are partially sponsored and partially self-funding are eligible, provided that they are paying their own fees equal to at least the amount of the scholarship. Deadline for applications is 30 May and you will need to have also applied for a place by this date. The funding is available for the first year only on two year full time programmes Further details are available at this link.    Completed applications to be submitted via email to


Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK


Jameel Scholarships

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 are available for the academic year starting 2015-16.

Please visit the main Jameel Scholarships page for full details and application forms.


The Parsons (North Cornwall) Award

The School may be able to assist postgraduate applicants with part of their tuition fees under the terms of this scholarship. Applicants must:

  • be over thirty years of age and in a full time course studying archaeology
  • be of Cornish origin , having a minimum of two generations of maternal or paternal residence in the county and also having been born in Cornwall. Preference will be given to a student from North Cornwall.

For further details or to make an enquiry about this scholarship please email