School of English

Fees and Funding

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 some of these sources of funding may not be available for 2022 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

 
 

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)

Applications deadline Tuesday 18 January 2022 (23.59 (UK Time))

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 18 January 2022.

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.

 

Routes into Masters Scholarships

Application deadline: 3 May 2022

Aimed at home students wanting to do an on-site Masters starting in 2022 and intending to progress on to PhD study. The course can be done either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).

The studentships cover:

  • The equivalent of home tuition fees for the Faculty of Arts.
  • A stipend of £9000.

Full details and application form

 

Faculty of Arts Masters Scholarship

Application deadline: 3 May 2022 (noon)

School of English, Faculty of Arts, Masters Scholarships

These financial awards are for students who intend to do an on-site Masters starting in 2022 in the Faculty of Arts. Application deadline: noon 3 May 2022.

What the award covers:
 
  • The equivalent of home tuition fees in the School of English for one year full-time or two years part-time (subject to satisfactory progress)
  • A stipend of £9000 per annum (pro rata part-time, subject to satisfactory progress)
  • Please note: as the award covers the equivalent of Home level of tuition fees, successful students with an International fee status will be required to pay the difference between the Home level and the International level of tuition fees
 Eligibility
 

These awards are available to outstanding students who:

  • wish to do an on-site Masters degree (MA, MSc or MRes) in the School of English
  • have Home or International fee status
 Start dates
 

The Scholarships start in September 2022.

 Further study
 

These scholarships are intended to provide a route in PhD study. It is crucial that applicants make a clear case for how the Masters will lead to an intended PhD programme.

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

 How to apply
 


 Step 1: Find your course

School of English

 Step 2: Apply for your course

1.     Begin the application process.

2.     Ensure that the Admissions Office has received a reference by noon Tuesday 3 May 2022. You should select a referee who has the detailed knowledge required to appraise your recent intellectual development and preparedness for the programme of study you will be undertaking.

3.     Ensure you have either a conditional or unconditional offer of a place by the application deadline.

 Step 3: Apply for funding

1.     Read the guidance notes before starting.

2.     Complete all sections of the application form as fully as possible, bearing in mind the information contained in the guidance.

3.     Ensure your application is submitted to ss-pgr-arts@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk by noon 3 May 2022.

 

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

 

Christine Fell Awards

(Closing deadline, 1 May 2022)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award a scholarship (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA/MRes 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 2022 who have applied by 1 May 2022 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 2022. 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

Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship

Closes for applications Friday 29 April 2022.

Fund your PhD studies with the Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship. This award covers 100% of UK tuition fees and an annual living allowance, funded by a bequest under the will of Sir Francis Hill, Chancellor of the University from 1971 to 1978.

One scholarship is available for the 2022/23 academic year. The tuition fee and annual living allowance is set at UK Research Council rates (£4,500 and £15,609 in 2021/22).

This is a competitive award and each School is only allowed to submit one application to the Graduate School.

Eligibility

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 Home fees and maintenance grant. Each School may nominate one student. The award is for full-time or part-time students..

Application

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.


Email your completed application form to the relevant school contact (detailed below) by Friday 29 April 2022.

Applications submitted by this date can be considered at school selection panels. This is a competitive award and each school is only allowed to submit one application to the Researcher Academy. Once the school has selected their application, section four of the form must be completed by the Head of School. The deadline for applications to be submitted by schools to the Researcher Academy is noon (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2022. Results will be available by mid-June.

Application Form

Applications should be submitted electronically to the key administrative contact in your School or department. For a list of contacts and more information, click the link below.

More Information

 

Midlands4Cities AHRC PhD funding

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

Applications deadline Tuesday 18 January 2022 (23:59 (UK Time))

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 18 January 2022.

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.

Full list of Linguistics supervision available
 
 

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

 

Christine Fell Awards

(Closing deadline, 1 May 2022)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award a scholarship (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA/MRes 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 2022 who have applied by 1 May 2022 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 2022. 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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