Fees and funding for theology and religious studies students
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:
- award level
- where you live
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.
General funding information including bursaries and scholarships
Masters Degree Funding
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
Digital Humanities Centre Scholarship
The Digital Humanities Centre at the University of Nottingham invites applications for one MA/MSc Scholarship to provide support in the Centre. The Scholarship is available for postgraduate study in the Departments of Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Music, Philosophy, and Theology and Religious Studies. The award pays an amount equivalent to UK/EU tuition fees for one year of full-time or two years of part-time postgraduate masters study. It can be awarded as a tuition fee or a stipendiary scholarship.
Further information and application form
Lillian M Ruff Postgrdaute Scholarship
The scholarship is equivalent to the full cost of the UK/EU fee for a part-time taught MA course in the School of Humanities. There will be one recipient in 2017/18.
Dr Lillian M Ruff is a graduate of The University of Nottingham who has generously established this scholarship in her name.
- Be enrolled in the first year of a part-time taught postgraduate MA course in the School of Humanities at The University of Nottingham in 2017.
- Meet the residency requirements for a ‘home’ or European Union student, and be liable for the relevant home/EU fee.
- Be a self-funded student.
- Have a low income which necessitates your continuing to work throughout your course and be working prior to your starting on the course.
Closing date for applications 28 July 2017.
Full details and application form
Scholarships for international students
Government supported loans
Research Degrees Funding
Midlands3Cities PhD funding - applications for 2017 entry closed
The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) provides UK/EU research candidates with:
- expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision)
- 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
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.
Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship - application deadline Friday 28 April 2017
One Sir Francis Hill Scholarship is available for the academic year 2017/18. This award is open to nominations from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts. This Scholarship is founded by a bequest under the will of Sir Francis Hill, Chancellor of the University, 1971–1978.
Students with a conditional or an unconditional offer on a PhD research programme at the University of Nottingham, or who are currently in the first year of their PhD are eligible to apply. International students are eligible to apply but funding is only at the level of HEU fees and maintenance grant. Each School may nominate one student. The award is for full time students only.
Value of the award
Remission of full time HEU, research postgraduate fees and maintenance grant at Research Council rates (i.e. £4,121 and £14,296 for 2016/17). The expected start date for awards is 1st October 2017. The Scholarship can be awarded for up to three years provided that the student makes satisfactory progress.
The application form gives the process for its completion and an indication of how applicants will be assessed.
• Section one of the form to be completed by the student
• Section two to be completed by two supervisors
• Section three to be completed by the Director of Postgraduate Studies or equivalent after the application deadline.
Applicants are asked to liaise with their first and second supervisors to complete Sections 1 and 2 of the form by the application deadline of Friday 28 April 2017*.
Section 3 will be completed after the submission deadline.
Application forms should be submitted (in Word format) by email to the PGR Team at University Park West Student Service Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Applicants who are struggling to meet the deadline may submit the application form with just Section 1 completed. In this case the applicant must add the names of the first and second supervisor to Section 2.
This is a competitive award and after an internal sifting process the School of Humanities will nominate one candidate to the Graduate School by Thursday 25 May 2017. The winning candidate will receive a letter from the Associate Dean of the Graduate School in late June.
Download application form (Word document)
Scholarships for international students
Masters and Research Degrees Funding
The Memorial Scholarship
The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to academically talented applicants (as assessed by their School). A maximum of £1,250 is available to award between successful applicants in each academic year.
Please note that the eligibility criteria for this award have been amended - please see below/application form for details.
Eligibility is restricted to two groups of students:
- Postgraduate taught masters students registered on the Theology and Religious Studies MA and following the Biblical Interpretation and Theology Pathway with a focus on Hebrew Bible
- Postgraduate research students, full-time or part-time registered on the MA (by research) in Theology/Religious Studies, MRes in Theology/Religious Studies or PhD in Theology/Religious Studies and undertaking research in Hebrew Bible.
Randall Studentship in Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies
Applications are invited from current postgraduate students in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham for the Randall Studentship in Hebrew Bible/Jewish Studies. Students should be working in the area of Hebrew Bible/ Jewish Studies. The Studentship, which is offered through the generosity of Mr Jeff Randall, is tenable in the academic session 2016-17, with the possibility of a renewal in the session 2017-18.
The Studentship comprises two elements:
The appointee will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching portfolio and gain professional experience by assisting with the teaching of Biblical Hebrew in the Department. They will be remunerated for this in accordance with University of Nottingham rates of pay for teaching affiliates. Details of the extent and nature of the teaching will be agreed in discussion with the appointee.
Research: The appointee will have the opportunity to undertake a research trip to Israel, in order to engage in fieldwork, or library research, or conference attendance, or a modern language Hebrew Ulpan course, or a similar approved academic purpose. Up to £2,000 will be available to meet the costs of the trip to Israel.
Informal enquiries concerning the Randall Studentship should be directed to Dr Carly Crouch.
Applicants may be in any year of study for a postgraduate degree. They may be full-time or part-time, Home/EU or International. Applicants who would be in the first year of doctoral study in 2016-17 need to have an offer in place by 29 April 2016.
Applicants should apply in writing to the Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies by 29 April 2016, including a CV and a covering letter indicating their level of competency in Biblical Hebrew, and explaining why they would like to be considered for the Studentship.
External sources of funding