Faculty of Arts

Routes into Masters Scholarships

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These financial awards are for students wanting to do an on-site Masters.

The course can be done either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).

Applications for the Scholarships have closed for 2022 entry.

We expect to have them available again for 2023 entry so if you are interested in applying please check again in early 2023.

What the awards cover


These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK who wish to do a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in:

  • any area of the arts and humanities
  • areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences

Further study

These studentships are intended to provide a route in to the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. It is crucial that applicants make a clear case for how the Masters will lead to an intended PhD programme.

The Masters studentships do not guarantee subsequent doctoral funding, for which a separate application must be made.

How to apply

Step 1: Find your course

Eligible courses

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

School of English

School of Humanities

A limited number of Masters degrees in the Schools of Geography, Law and Politics may also be eligible for this funding. Examples include:

Step 2: Apply for your course

  1. Begin the application process.

Step 3: Apply for funding

Application forms for 2023 entry will be published when the Scholarships next open for applications.

The Scholarship has allowed me to focus on my masters without working part-time or taking out a student loan.

It has also helped me fund additional language and skills courses, which will benefit me when completing a PhD.

Victoria Bird, MRes Theology

Other funding available

There is often subject-specific funding available:

Search our central funding listings for other opportunities.

Further study

Do a PhD with the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

For course and admissions enquiries see our enquiry page

For Faculty administrative enquiries:
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: AR-Arts-Admin@nottingham.ac.uk