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Humanities postgraduate funding opportunities

Published: 12 January 2012Origin: Humanities
Humanities postgraduate students

The Faculty of Humanities is pleased to offer a substantial number of postgraduate scholarships and studentships funded by: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through their Block Grant Partnership (BGP) scheme; the University of Southampton; the Faculty of Humanities; and our partners.

The Faculty has AHRC awards for prospective postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level within the following subject areas:

Archaeology, European Language and Culture, English, Film studies, History, Linguistics, Music.

The Faculty has studentships and scholarships available for masters and doctoral study in any of its seven disciplines and across a range of interdisciplinary centres including:

Archaeology, Eighteenth Century Studies, English, Film, History, Jewish History and Culture, Linguistics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Transnational Studies.

Studentship details and eligibility:

AHRC awards are available for the duration of a postgraduate masters’ course and for up to three years full-time or five years part-time for doctoral students. UK students who satisfy certain residency criteria are eligible to apply for full awards covering fees and maintenance. (Full-time maintenance was £13,590 per year for doctoral awards in 2011). Students from EU countries other than the UK are eligible to apply for fees-only awards unless they satisfy certain residency criteria. Other awards range from £1,000 to full tuition fee and maintenance scholarships; awards are available to UK, EU and international applicants.

How to apply:

Submit both an application to study at the University of Southampton and a funding application form.

For details on how to apply to study at the University of Southampton see

The funding application form is available at

Please note that to be eligible for consideration for an award you must have also submitted an application to study at the University of Southampton. All awards are made on a competitive basis.

The closing date for all applications is 24 February 2011.

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