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Master's Excellence Scholarships

The Master's Excellence Scholarship scheme for 2019/20 academic year is now closed for applications.

We will be announcing the Scholarship scheme for 2020/21 in due course.

The information on this page relates to the 2019/20 Master's Excellence Scholarship scheme.

We are committed to investing up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2019.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

Without the Master’s Excellence Scholarship there is no way I could have funded the postgraduate course that led to the career I’ve aspired to for many years, so I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity

Lucy, MSc Human Resource Management

Course eligibility

Eligible programmes

The following programmes are eligible for a Master's Excellence scholarship:

  • Full-time programme leading to a taught master’s degree
  • Part-time programme leading to a taught master’s degree
  • MRes Biosciences
  • MRes Stem Cell Neurobiology

Programmes not included

The following programmes are not included so aren't eligible for a Master's Excellence scholarship:

  • Distance learning programmes
  • Taught programmes leading to a graduate diploma (GDip), postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip)
  • Research degrees that lead to a master in philosophy (MPhil)

Browse our programmes by A-Z or Academic School.

For full details, please read our application guidanceFAQs and eligibility criteria documents.

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor