School of Politics and International Relations

Fees and Funding

Postgraduate taught students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses.

The University's postgraduate funding webpage provides information on current scholarships available from the University, as well as other sources of funding. It is best to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to look for available funding.

School of Politics and International Relations MA Scholarship 2021/22 

The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to announce the availability of five scholarship opportunities to study on one of our MA programmes for the 2021/22 academic year. 

The scholarships are £2,000 (each) for a maximum of one year. They will be awarded on a competitive basis, with applications being ranked by a school panel, whose judgement is final. 

Eligibility criteria

The scholarships aim to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants need to satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • Have attended a Sutton Trust Summer School 
  • Were in receipt of a 16-19 bursary 
  • Are in receipt of a means-tested welfare benefit 

Additional eligibility criteria: 

  • Postgraduate taught students, holding an offer to study full-time (new applicants only)
  • Meet the residency requirements for a ‘home’ student and be liable for the relevant home fee
  • Not be receiving external sponsorship for your course - for example from industry/employers (University Core bursaries and Government grants do not affect your eligibility)

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 6 August 2021. 

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Equal opportunities

The School of Politics and International Relations values equality, diversity and inclusion. As a holder of an Athena Swan Award, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our student body. We welcome applications from those who are under-represented in the sector and at University of Nottingham including but, not exclusive, to women, disabled and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Further information

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for eligible students studying a taught or research masters course. The loan is a contribution towards the costs associated with completing a postgraduate masters course and can be used towards tuition fees or living costs as you decide.

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The current fees for our postgraduate courses can be found on our student fees and finance website.
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International students

Our international applicants' website has information about funding opportunities for overseas students.


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