Fees and Funding
Postgraduate research students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses.
There are many different ways you might be able to fund your research studies including:
- research councils
- local authorities
- career development loans
- trusts and charities
- school or faculty studentships and bursaries
The university postgraduate funding website is an excellent place to start looking for help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, providing information on scholarships and awards you may be eligible for. The key is to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to track down funding.
School scholarships are allocated in a separate process to admissions. A committee determines the allocation of scholarships by selecting the most promising students among all candidates who are offered a place on the course.
You do not need to apply separately for the school scholarships. Applications for admission to the MRes are open all year long, but the first round of consideration of scholarship applications is in February. After that, scholarship awards are considered at subsequent meetings of the committee as new students are admitted to the programme until all the scholarships have been allocated. The school’s scholarships have usually been allocated by July.