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Fees and Funding

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 some of these sources of funding may not be available for 2021 entry.

 

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:

  • the subject being studied
  • award level
  • where you live
  • income 

Many of the financial support options require you to hold an offer from 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

 
 

Scholarships for Faculty of Arts students starting September 2021

Postgraduate funding

General information

Research Student Testimonials

"As part of my School Research Scholarship I work as an Outreach Officer for the Institute of Name-Studies (INS). My role involves organising and running the volunteer sessions at the Staffordshire Record Office on Wednesday afternoons, and acting as a liaison between the INS and the Record Office. The aim of these sessions is to collect field-names and other minor names from medieval and early modern documents in the archives, that will be used in the formation of the English Place-Name Society county volumes of Staffordshire. The project has recently received funding from the Hermes Trust that will allow the INS and the Record Office to run palaeography workshops for volunteers and other members of the public in May, this will expand the scope of our research and bring greater public awareness to the project.

Volunteer progress can be followed on the website ( https://staffordshireplacenames.esdm.co.uk/), which has been custom built for the project and allows names to be viewed on a map of the country as they are discovered." - Jessica Treacher
Jessica
 

 

Victoria Howard
"Since receiving my School Research Scholarship in the LiPP (Linguistic Profiling for Professionals) team, I’ve been involved in a wide range of projects.  I’ve collected, transcribed and analysed data. I’ve been trained on transcription software, CLAN, which is useful to both my research work and my PhD.  I’ve also helped to update marketing materials, assisted with organising a symposium where I gave a poster presentation, helped with proof-reading reports and been involved in ethics approval processes for projects in the team. I attend monthly team meetings. I find that working with such a fantastic and knowledgeable team for a day each week is a welcome change from working alone on my PhD and enhances the approach I take to my own research." - Victoria Howard
 

 

"The work I do as part of my School Research Scholarship is with the CRLC (Centre for Regional Literature and Culture). After CMS training last semester, I now edit the web pages for the CRLC. I am responsible for keeping them up to date with all the current research happening in and external events organised in conjunction with the School of English. I meet regularly with the centre director, to discuss updates and events linked to the CRLC. This is only my first year on the scholarship programme, so in time I will additionally be assisting in organising conferences related to the CRLC's areas of research, and other, as yet undefined projects." - Jodie Marley
JodieMarley
 
 
 

Masters degree funding

Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding (1+3)

 

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications

Please submit your completed ESRC application by 26 January 2021.

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

Please contact Professor Kathy Conklin for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

 
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

 
Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are studying a taught Masters course. 
Please check the eligibility requirements and terms and conditions for part-time students.

Full details on the Student Services website

 

School of English Masters Research Scholarships

Scholarship currently suspended due to impact of Coronavirus COVID 19.

The School of English has masters scholarships called Masters Research Scholarships available for 2020 entry.

These are available for all full-time masters students who are applying to study for a taught on-site masters course 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 and on occasion during vacation 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.

 
Christine Fell Awards
(Closing deadline, 1 May 2020)

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 2020 who have applied by 1 May 2020 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed in June 2020. 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 Christine Fell and the School of English

 

Research degrees funding

ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship

Closes for applications 03 March 2021.

The University of Nottingham as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner Sonova AG,to commence in October 2021.

In this PhD project, you will first apply qualitative techniques to conceptualize verbal interaction behaviour in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired adults. Then you will harness novel technologies to acquire objective data about people’s daily-life conversation behaviour. The insights arising from this work may lead to improved hearing devices, and better counselling models in hearing rehabilitation.

This project bridges between the School of English and the School of Medicine. Note that for the majority of the studentship duration, your physical base will be in Glasgow, at the Scottish section of the School of Medicine’s Hearing Sciences group.

Sonova AG, the collaborating partner, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids and cochlear implants. You will make several study visits to their HQ in Zurich, Switzerland, and learn about innovations in hearing devices and the way knowledge is transformed into products.

Application Process 

To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Collaborative Studentship application form available online here and email this to graham.naylor@nottingham.ac.uk. Shortlisted applicants will also be required to provide two references.

Application deadline: 3rd March 2021

Informal enquiries about the research or departments involved prior to application can be directed to svenja.adolphs@nottingham.ac.uk (Applied Linguistics, School of English) or graham.naylor@nottingham.ac.uk (Hearing Sciences – Scottish Section, School of Medicine).

Full details and how to apply

More information about the research project

 

 

Midlands4Cities AHRC PhD funding

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed.

The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C 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 and how to apply

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Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding

 

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications

Please submit your completed ESRC application by 26 January 2021.

Please contact Professor Kathy Conklin for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

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

 
 
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

Scholarship currently suspended due to impact of Coronavirus COVID 19.

The School of English has PhD Research Scholarships available for 2020 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 and on occasion during vacation 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? 

  • The scholarship covers the cost of  HEU tuition fees in 2020/21 for up to three years of registered study plus an annual stipend of £8,400 per annum.  The scholarship is not paid during the fourth year (thesis pending/writing up year)

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.

 
Christine Fell Awards
(Closing deadline, 1 May 2020)

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 2020 who have applied by 1 May 2020 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed in June 2020. 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 Christine Fell and the School of English

 
Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are do a PhD or equivilant course.

Full details on the Student Services website

 

Other postgraduate funding

 
 
 

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