UCL Graduate Support Bursary (GSB)
The UCL Graduate Support Bursary scheme is aimed at supporting traditionally under-represented groups to progress on to graduate study at UCL. This initiative is funded through the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme for those applying to the following programmes: MSc International Public Policy, MSc Public Policy, MSc Security Studies and MA Human Rights.
The bursary consists of a fee waiver and a living allowance of £10,000. There is also childcare support to assist parents whilst studying, and a range of other activities including summer schools for most participating programmes.
For more information, and to download a bursary application form, go to: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/fees-funding/support-scheme/.
The closing date for applications onto the scheme is 30th June 2014. Applicants must also have submitted a separate application to study their chosen Masters programme by that date in order to be considered.
Bentham Postgraduate Taught Studentship (Closed)
We have 4 full time scholarships comprising tuition fees at the Home/EU level and a maintenance stipend of £11,817. To be considered for this award or a Political Science Award (below) you must have applied for admission to one of our Masters programmes by Wednesday 30th April 2014. There is no separate application for funding and students will be awarded on academic merit.
Political Science Awards (Closed)
The Political Science Awards are partial fee waivers for UCL Political Science Masters programmes.
To be considered for a Bentham Scholarship or a Political Science Award, you must have applied for admission to one of our Masters programmes by Wednesday 30th April 2014. There is no separate application for funding and students will be awarded on academic merit.
The awards are only available to those intending to start in September 2014 and who do not already hold a significant scholarship or award.
Awardees will be informed in mid-late June 2014.
Global Excellence Scholarship (Closed)
UCL Global Excellence Scholarships aim to reward academic excellence among new UCL students. The value of the scholarship is £5,000 and is tenable for one year only. Global Excellence Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and potential. Financial circumstances of the candidates are not taken into account. There is no formal application process for this scholarship as all students who apply for study (Masters or PhD) in the Department by the deadline stated at the top of the page in the year they wish to commence study are eligible and will be considered by the department for nomination to the Faculty/College selection committees.
Bentham Postgraduate Research Scholarships (Closed)
The department has three Bentham Scholarships available to prospective departmental PhD candidates.
For the first year, the Fellowship will cover the full Home/UK fee of £4,500 and will carry the UCL/research council level stipend of £15,863.
In the 2nd and 3rd years, it will cover the full fee and offer a stipend of £15,863 on the basis that the student contributes to teaching for a total of 180 hours per annum (this includes both contact and non-contact hours and is in line with research council scholarships).
AHRC DTP Awards - MPhil/PhD (Closed)
A number of AHRC Studentships is to be awarded by open competition to prospective UCL MPhil/PhD students. Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these studentships must first submit a complete application for admission to a political theory or political philosophy PhD with the Department of Political Science.
All studentships are extremely competitive and only candidates with an excellent academic record and strong research proposal are awarded.
Full award studentships available to Home students cover the cost of approved tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant or ‘stipend.’ EU candidates will be eligible for a fees only award.
Further information can be found on the LAHP website.
Information about postgraduate research in political philosophy in UCL Department of Politics can be found on our website which includes details about our staff and their research interests.
ESRC DTC 1+3 and +3 Awards MPhil/PhD (Closed)
A number of ESRC Studentships is awarded annually by open competition to prospective UCL MPhil/PhD students. Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these studentships must first submit a complete application for admission to the PhD. Full award studentships available to Home students cover the cost of approved tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant or ‘stipend.’ EU candidates will be eligible for a fees only award.
Departmental Teaching Assistantships
All PhD students who are registered on the Department's PhD programme and who have successfully completed the first year in the programme are eligible to apply for a Departmental Teaching Assistantship. All eligible PhD students are considered for these positions. The duties of a Teaching Assistant include seminar teaching and coursework/examination marking.