School of Humanities

Fees and funding

Postgraduate students in Highfield House

Fees and funding for humanities students 

The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.


General funding information for humanities students of all degree levels

A brief guide to University of Nottingham and external sources of funding, including scholarships, studentships and bursaries.



In addition to University and School core funding, individual subjects may have additional sources of internal and external funding. 

You are encouraged to apply for funding early within your course application process.


Funding for research students

The primary source of funding for our students is through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The University of Nottingham is the lead institution within the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP).

The partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City, and is awarding 410 PhD studentships for study over a five year period commencing 2014.

The DTP provides UK/EU research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

Applications for 2018 entry are now closed. 

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Whilst M3C DTP AHRC funding is only available to UK/EU students, this is by no means the only source of funding, and additional opportunities are listed on the department's funding page as they become available.

The University’s International Office has a wide range of scholarship opportunities for students an EU fee status, including a fee reduction for alumni, and EU and Accession State Scholarships. 

You may also search the University’s funding database, designed to give you an indication of University scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. The University Graduate School operates funding schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research.

Supervision areas for Nottingham AHRC-funded
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership students

Tuition fees

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate research courses

As well as your tuition fees you will need to budget for living expenses.

Budget planner

Student Services: financial support



Students loans for Masters courses

Loans of up to £10,000 are available for eligible students who are studying a taught or research Masters course commencing in September 2016/17. 

Full details on the Student Services website

School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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