UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Scholarships and funding

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage has an attractive range of financial support packages available to suit both full-time and part-time postgraduate study.

High calibre applicants should apply for bursaries. This support could be used to cover part of the course fees, travel and/or living expenses, depending on the status of the applicant and the specific criteria of the bursaries.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.

The Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, assessed on the information provided in the Graduate Application Form, and on financial need, assessed on the information provided in the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application Form.

'I would like to formally thank Ecclesiastical for their support over the course of the MSc. I have learnt an enormous amount, not only about conservation but also about myself over the duration of the last two years. I very much hope my fellow alumni also feel they have benefited as much as me. I'm sure they have.'  Rob Woodside, Head of Conservation for National Trust London and South-East Region (2004/06 student) 

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form below and return it to the Course Director via email at kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form. 


Terms and Conditions

  • The Bursary is for MSc Sustainable Heritage candidates only.
  • The Bursary is tenable for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory progress.
  • At the end of the Bursary, graduates will be required to prepare a summary report on their experiences, and how they have benefited from the Bursary. 
  • Current and past holders of the Bursary will be expected to attend an annual event organised by the Institute for Sustainable Heritage and Ecclesiastical Insurance. 
  • Current holders of the Bursary will be expected from time to time to meet or correspond with Ecclesiastical Insurance, with the agreement of the Institute for Sustainable Heritage.
  • Awards are subject to the provisions of the UCL General Regulations.
ESRC Scholarships

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is pleased to announce the offer of ESRC PhD studentships under the "Archaeology and Heritage Studies" pathway of the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Partnership Programme (DTP) funded through the Economic and Social Research Council.

If you would like to explore the opportunity to pursue the MRes Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology and/or the MSc Sustainable Heritage at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage followed by a PhD, please contact Dr Kalliopi Fouseki at kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk for further queries.  Applications are now closed for the forthcoming academic year, please check back for details of next year's scheme.

For further information about the Archaeology and Heritage Studies pathway please see the following link:


For further information about the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP please see:


Other Sources of Funding

The British Chevening Scholarships are available to enable overseas students to study in the UK. Please note that the closing date for these scholarships is generally in November for the following academic year.

The international Federation of University Women provides funding to women graduates for advanced research, study and training. Funding is available every two years.

Further information about other sources of funding.

You may also wish to contact your professional body for more information on funding available for career development.

Bartlett Masters Scholarships

The Bartlett is offering all applicants who hold an offer to commence study on our taught postgraduate programmes in September the opportunity to be considered for one of 10 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study.

The deadline for receipt of all applications has now passed for the forthcoming academic year - please check back here for details of next year's scheme.