School of English
   
   
  

Fees and Funding

There is a wide range of financial support available for students at the University of Nottingham. The support available depends on many factors such as:

  • subject
  • award level
  • where you live
  • income

Many of the financial support options require you to hold an offer of a place to study at Nottingham before you can make an application for funding.

It is therefore highly recommended that you begin the application process in time to meet the funding deadlines.

Remember to check the eligibility criteria for the funding source(s) that you intend to apply for.

 
 

General funding information including bursaries and scholarships

 
 

Postgraduate funding

General information

 

Masters degree funding

ESRC Funding Award
(Closing deadline, midnight, 24th January 2017)

Who can apply?

For people who want to take the research training pathway within the MA Applied Linguistics, or MA Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching - and then go on to take a PhD in the same subject.

For more information see the Doctoral Training Centre Linguistics pathways information.

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline.

Applications

Submit your completed ESRC application via the online form by midnight, 24th of January 2017.

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Full details, criteria and application forms

 
Midlands3Cities Masters funding - applications for 2017 entry now closed

These financial awards are available to outstanding students from the UK who wish to pursue a full-time on-site Masters degree (MA or MRes) in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences. 

Start date: September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 25 April 2017

Eligible courses; guidance notes; application form

M3C Masters 2017
 
 
Scholarships for international students
(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of Masters scholarships available

 
Government supported loans

Student Loan Company

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 for eligible students who are studying a taught or research Masters course from September 2016 onwards. 

Full details on the Student Services website

Professional and career development loans

Commercial loans supported by the Skills Funding Agency. The Government pays the interest on the loan while you are studying.

More information on the Student Services website

 
School of English Masters Research Scholarships
(Closing deadline, 19 April 2017)

The School of English has two masters scholarships called Masters Research Scholarships available for 2017 entry.
These are available for all MA students who are applying to study for a taught MA in the School of English.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement and potential and are linked to a School research centre/institute in the School of English. 
Successful candidates will be expected to work on a research project including participation in knowledge exchange and research impact activities for up to one day per week during term time. 
A full list of the projects and activities is available for applicants.

Who can apply?

  • Any applicant who holds a full-time offer (conditional or unconditional).

Applications are welcome from Home, EU and International offer-holders. These scholarships aren't available to distance learning course offer-holders.

What is the value of the scholarship? 

Please note: the value of the award is HEU fees only. Therefore, should an International offer-holders are welcome to apply but, if successful, the difference between HEU and International fees would need to be met by the offer-holder.

How do I apply?

Complete the application form, and submit it to english-research-students@nottingham.ac.uk by the deadline of
19 April 2017.  

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May 2017.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

 
Christine Fell Awards
(Closing deadline, 5 May 2017)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award up to two scholarships (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) each year to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA or PhD) working in any of the following areas:

  • Old English and Anglo-Saxon studies
  • Old Norse and Viking studies
  • Name-studies
  • History of English
  • Runology

All continuing students, and all applicants for entry in 2017 who have applied by 5 May 2017 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed by letter in June 2017. The scholarship will not normally be awarded to students in receipt of full funding from the AHRC or other bodies and may be re-assigned to another candidate if the successful candidate subsequently wins such funding.

The fund also allows the School to make occasional small grants to registered students in the above areas to support their academic research.

More about Professor Fell and the School of English

 

Research degrees funding

Midlands3Cities PhD funding - applications for 2017 entry closed

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) provides UK/EU research candidates with:

  • funding
  • expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision)
  • training
  • access to a wide range of facilities
  • cohort events
  • placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors.

Full details on the M3C DTP and how to apply

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The M3C DTP is a collaboration between:

  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Leicester
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Nottingham. 
 
 
ESRC Funding 
(Closing deadline, 24th January 2017)

Outstanding School of English PhD Applicants who hold an offer to study in the relevant area are welcome to apply for a fully funded ESRC studentship via the Linguistics Pathway, covering tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant paid as a monthly stipend. 

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline, and have obtained (or currently in the process of attaining) a strong Masters in Applied Linguistics or Applied Linguistics and ELT.

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School.

The awards always start in October. The deadline for applications is the 24th of January 2017.

 
 
Scholarships for international students
(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of PhD scholarships available

 
School of English PhD Research Scholarships
(Closing deadline, 19 April 2017)

The School of English has three PhD Research Scholarships available for 2017 entry.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement and potential and are linked to a School research centre/institute in the School of English. 
Successful candidates will be expected to work on a research project including participation in knowledge exchange and research impact activities for up to one day per week during term time. 
A full list of the projects and activities is available for applicants.

Who can apply?

Any applicant who holds an offer (conditional or unconditional) for full time study on a School of English PhD course.

Applications are welcome from Home, EU and International offer-holders.

Current full time registered PhD students registered in the School of English are also eligible to apply for the reminder of their tuition fees to be paid.

What is the value of the scholarship? 

Please note: the value of the award is HEU fees only. Therefore, should an International offer-holders are welcome to apply but, if successful, the difference between HEU and International fees would need to be met by the offer-holder.

How to apply

Complete the application form, and submit it to english-research-students@nottingham.ac.uk by the deadline of
19 April 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May 2017.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

 
Christine Fell Awards
(Closing deadline, 5 May 2017)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award up to two scholarships (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) each year to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA or PhD) working in any of the following areas:

  • Old English and Anglo-Saxon studies
  • Old Norse and Viking studies
  • Name-studies
  • History of English
  • Runology

All continuing students, and all applicants for entry in 2016 who have applied by 5 May 2017 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed by letter in June 2017. The scholarship will not normally be awarded to students in receipt of full funding from the AHRC or other bodies and may be re-assigned to another candidate if the successful candidate subsequently wins such funding.

The fund also allows the School to make occasional small grants to registered students in the above areas to support their academic research.

More about Professor Fell and the School of English

 

Other postgraduate funding

 
 

Tuition fees

 

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