Studentships and scholarships for Postgraduate students Studentships and scholarships for Postgraduate students

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Studentships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia is pleased to announce the availability of 4 Home/EU MA funded studentships for entry in 2015/16.  For UK residents awards consist of fees (£7,000) and a tax-free maintenance grant (equivalent to AHRC RPM rates which is currently £9,681) and for EU residents awards are on a fees only basis (£7,000).  All applicants will be assessed on the merit of their full application (which includes one academic reference).  Applicants wishing to be considered for these studentships should apply by 1 March 2015 and hold an offer by 11 March 2015, therefore early applications are recommended. This funding is part of the University's dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

50% Final Year Undergraduate Continuation Scholarships

Current final year UEA undergraduate students who gain a 1st class degree and progress onto a postgraduate course in September 2015 will receive a 50% fee reduction scholarship. Those who do not gain a 1st class degree will still be eligible for the 10% UEA Alumni Scholarship outlined below. Terms and conditions apply. 

UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

A scholarship of a 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2015. Terms and conditions apply. 

In order to be considered for the scholarships detailed below, you must apply by 31 March 2015. There is no extra form or application procedure required to be considered for this scholarship funding.

Up to two School of History scholarships will cover the cost of the MA tuition fees for one full-time academic year (or two years part-time) at the Home/EU rate. Home/EU and International students are eligible to apply where specified.   

The Mark V Williams Scholarship

This will cover the cost of the MA tuition fees for one academic year (or two years part-time) at the Home/EU rate for one student on an MA course in the School of History. This scholarship is only available to Home/EU students.

Generously donated to the university by UEA Alumnus Mark Williams, The Mark V Williams Postgraduate Scholarship will enable a student to study a Taught Masters course offered by the School of History this September. Mark has funded the scholarship since 2010 and each year it contributes to a portion of the recipient’s course fees for a twelve-month period.

Mark studied in the School of European Studies in the early 1980s, graduating with a degree in French and History in 1985. Mark has worked as a Partner in Arthur Anderson and Deloitte UK, before going on to found his own personal consulting company, Domino Consulting LLP, in 2013. He has maintained a close bond with UEA over the years, working with us most recently as an advisory board member on our Difference Campaign – UEA’s campaign to make a difference through philanthropy which coincides with our 50th Anniversary. In thanks for his continued hard work, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UEA in 2013.

In establishing this Scholarship, Mark wishes to support academically talented students through their studies in the area of knowledge which has allowed him to flourish in his own career. To apply for the Mark V Williams Postgraduate Scholarship, you must be ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible to pay fees at the Home or EU rate.

For more information, email e.duncan@uea.ac.uk.

The Dominic Christian Scholarship

Available annually for a student wishing to progress onto the MA in Medieval History, to pay the recipient's tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for one year (or two years part-time). This scholarship is only available to Home/EU students.

Thanks to the generosity of UEA Alumnus Dominic Christian, students staying on at UEA to pursue an MA in Medieval History in the School of History this September may be eligible to apply for the Dominic Christian Scholarship. Dominic has funded the scholarship since 2011 and each year it contributes to the recipient’s full course fees for a twelve-month period.

Dominic studied in the School of Economic and Social Studies at UEA from 1979 to 1982, graduating with an honours degree in History. Dominic began his career in the mid-1980s at specialist broker JK Buckenham, later joining broker Greig Fester in 1989 and becoming a director in 1994. He has gone on to become Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield International, the world's leading reinsurance specialist, is a Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and, closer to home, also serves as co-chair of The Difference Campaign advisory board – UEA’s campaign to make a difference through philanthropy which coincides with our 50th Anniversary.

The MA in Medieval History delivers comprehensive training in the study of the Middle Ages in England and northern France between the 11th and 15th Centuries. Lively seminars allow students to take advantage of the wide-ranging expertise of the School’s medieval historians.

To apply for the Dominic Christian Scholarship, you must be ordinarily resident in the UK, eligible to pay fees at the Home or EU rate, and currently registered as a student at the University of East Anglia.

For more information, email e.duncan@uea.ac.uk.

The Leipzig Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern European History

£7,000 p.a. is available annually for students wishing to study for the MA in Modern European History. Home/EU and International students are eligible to apply.

Thanks to a generous donation, students starting the MA in Modern European History offered by the School of History in September can apply for The Leipzig Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern European History. Robert Thorne has funded this scholarship since 2012, and it contributes to the recipient’s course fees at the Home or EU rate for a twelve-month period.

The MA in Modern European History provides a model environment for students concerned with the dramatic and devastating consequences of social and political change across Europe, and offers a unique concentration of expertise in the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Comparative approaches to the history of Europe are welcomed, particularly around themes such as nationalism, political mobilisation, or violence and genocide.

For more information, email e.duncan@uea.ac.uk.

The Raymond and Claire Frostick Postgraduate Scholarship

The Raymond and Claire Frostick Postgraduate Scholarship will be awarded to a student in the School of History studying a Taught or Research Masters primarily relating to East Anglia in September. Raymond and Claire Frostick began funding the Scholarship, which will contribute £3,000 to either the recipient’s course fees or to support travel costs associated with the course, just last year.

A long-term friend of UEA along with his wife Claire, Raymond is a retired solicitor who over the years has served as a city and county councillor and held the posts of both Chairman of Norfolk County Council and Lord Mayor of Norwich. He played a leading role in the establishment of the University’s Centre of East Anglian Studies, standing for many years as Chairman of the Council at UEA and also working as a Pro-Chancellor. In thanks and recognition, Raymond was awarded an honorary degree by UEA in 1991.

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship, applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible to pay fees at the Home or EU rate.

For more information, email e.duncan@uea.ac.uk.

The Derek Bryan and Liao Hongying Scholarship

Supporting prospective Chinese PhD students wishing to study at UEA, the Derek Bryan and Liao Hongying Scholarship contributes up to 25% of the recipient’s course fees each year. The Fund was set up in 2006, following a bequest from Derek Bryan, a former British Consul in Beijing, and aims to promote mutual understanding between British and Chinese peoples and the promotion of education in China.

The Scholarship is named for both Derek and his wife, Liao Hongying, who met when Liao was working for the British Council scientific office in China. Later, they played a leading role in the Britain-China Friendship Association and, in the 1960s, helped to establish the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, which for a time provided the only way of visiting China. On retirement, the couple returned to live in Norwich, offering a home to a succession of Chinese students at UEA.

Continuing their legacy, the Scholarship is available to all prospective PhD students who are ordinarily resident in the People’s Republic of China. The scholarship will be awarded each year and each new instalment is subject to confirmation of the satisfactory progress of the recipient.

For more information, email e.duncan@uea.ac.uk.