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Money Matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs - check the ‘More postgraduate funding options’ link and the 'Funding' tab further down this page for more information.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Master's study

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying taught and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £10,280 per student.

Find out whether you are eligible and more on our postgraduate funding pages.

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding optionsFind country-specific entry requirements


Faculty of Arts & Humanities International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship: 2020/21:

For all new Faculty of Arts & Humanities postgraduate taught international students [none EU/UK] enrolling in Sept 2020. Those students with a 1st class honours at undergraduate level will be awarded an automatic £3,000 scholarship.

If you are successful in gaining a place with us, this PGT Scholarship will mean an automatic reduction in your tuition fees. When we send your offer letter to you, we will also write to you to let you know you are eligible for one of these Scholarships. Providing you accept our offer of a place and meet all the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your £3,000 Scholarship before the start of the academic year in September 2020.


University-wide funding opportunities:

A wide range of scholarships are available to aid your studies at the University of Southampton. The University itself offers a number of scholarships for individual courses and there are several agencies offering funds to help study in the UK. These include the Richard Newitt and Sue Wilson Bursaries for masters' level study, and Vice-Chancellor's scholarships for PhD study. Please refer to the Humanities funding pages for further information.

Southampton is a member of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. Applicants for the PhD who wish to apply for AHRC funding through the SWW DTP should note that they have to apply both to Southampton for a place on the PhD, and to the SWW DTP for funding. The following are the key dates:

  • Deadline for SWW DTP applications, 12th January, 2017.
  • There is no deadline for applications for the PhD at Southampton. However, if you wish to be considered for AHRC funding, you need to apply to Southampton by the 5th January, 2017.
  • For further information, please visit the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

PhD applicants can also apply for externally awarded scholarships, including the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship


Philosophy-specific funding sources:

Ph.D funding

Applicants intending to pursue research in the following areas should also take note of the following awards.

We would fully support and assist with applications by suitable candidates to any of the above schemes.

Informal inquiries are very welcome and can be directed to Dr Guilia Felappi.

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