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Funding for MA students

UK Government loans

You may be able to get a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,609. (Students who take a loan are also eligible for any of the studentships listed below.)

  • Loans are generally available to UK nationals and residents only
  • Details are available here

Department of Greek and Latin Studentships

Please download a copy of the MA Greek and Latin Studentships application form. You need to return the application for a Greek and Latin department studentship by 30 June directly to the department MA Administrator, Alex Balciunas (a.balciunas@ucl.ac.uk) and to have applied by then through the central UCL admissions process for postgraduate study.

  • The Department of Greek and Latin is pleased to be able to support a number of MA students by contributions to their fees.
Stephen Instone Studentships in Classics
  1. Two annual studentships of up to £4,000 may be granted to graduate students studying Greek or Latin literature.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate department studentship application both by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.

Stephen Instone (1954-2009) went to Westminster School and Balliol, and then Bedford College, London, where he completed a PhD on Pindar supervised by Martin West. His research interests varied widely over Greek religion, athletics, Homer and Pindar. He was a member of the department of Greek and Latin at University College London. Some of his publications included Greek Personal Religion: a reader (Aris & Phillips: Oxford 2009), Pindar: Selected Odes, ed. (Warminster, 1996), Some Divine Interventions in the Iliad', Eranos 99 (2003), 103-113, Essays for Theo Zinn, co.ed. (Leominster, 2006), 'Humour in Virgil', in Essays for Theo Zinn, co.ed. (Leominster, 2006),  'Origins of the Olympics', in Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals, edd. Hornblower and Morgan (Oxford, 2006), Pindar: The Complete Odes, co-ed. (Oxford, 2007), and Darkness my Light: Enigmatic Ajax', in Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M.L.West on his Seventieth Birthday, ed. P.Finglass (Oxford, 2007).

Stephen’s obituary in The Times Higher is accessible online. He was a much-loved colleague and teacher at UCL.

Bob Sharples Studentships in Classics
  1. Two annual studentships of up to £4,000 may be granted to graduate students studying Greek or Latin philosophy, language, or literature and its reception.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate department studentship application both by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.

Professor Robert William (Bob) Sharples (28 May 1949 - 11 August 2010) was a British educator and authority on ancient Greek philosophy. He was a member of the department of Greek and Latin at University College London for over 30 years, and won international distinction for his work in ancient philosophy, especially physics (or "natural philosophy") and in the Peripatetic tradition after Aristotle. His pioneering interest in previously under-studied figures such as Alexander of Aphrodisias led the way in the field. He was involved in the Theophrastus project directed by William Fortenbaugh and in running the series of Keeling Lectures and Colloquia in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy.

Lloyd and Hollier Studentships in Greek
  1. One annual studentships known as the Hollier Graduate Studentship in Greek ( up to £4,000) may be granted to a graduate student studying ancient Greek; and one annual studentship (up to £4,000) known as the Lloyd Graduate Studentship in Greek may be granted to a graduate student who is a citizen of Greece or Cyprus, and who is studying ancient Greek.  
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate departmental studentship application by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.
Bunnell Lewis Graduate Studentship in Latin
  1. Two annual studentships of up to £4,000 may be granted to MA students studying Latin literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate departmental studentship application by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.
Goldsmiths Graduate Studentship in Greek
  1. Two annual studentships of up to £4,000 may be granted to an MA student studying Greek or Latin literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate departmental studentship application by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.
Malden Graduate Studentship in Greek
  1. One annual studentship of up to £4,000 may be granted to an MA student studying Greek literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate departmental studentship application by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.
Otto Skutsch Studenstship
  1. One annual studentship of up to £4,000 or two studentship of up to £2,000 may be granted to an MA student studying any aspect of Latin.
  2. To be considered, students must have submitted centrally a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin and a separate departmental studentship application by 30 June each year.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
  4. Payment is made in October to offset fees.

Otto Skutsch (1906-1990) was an eminent Latinist and son of the classical scholar Franz Skutsch. Otto Skutsch has described himself as a 'specialist in the metre and language of Latin comedy, the fragments of early Latin epic, and the formal aspects of classical poetry'. Indeed he has published mainly on early Roman drama and epic as well as on metrical and linguistic questions. He is best known today for his edition of the fragments of the Annals of Ennius, Rome's first historical epic; this edition was published after many decades' work in 1985 and is still highly regarded. Otto Skutsch was born and educated in Germany, where he completed his PhD in Göttingen in 1932 (thesis published in 1934). Due to the changing political landscape he left Germany for the British Isles around 1933. He worked at the University of St Andrews, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Manchester before coming to UCL as Professor of Latin in 1951, a position he held until his retirement in 1972. Even after his retirement he continued to be an active researcher and held Visiting Professorships in the US. He became a British citizen in 1946 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy in 1987.


OTHER SOURCES

1) Postgraduate Studentships UK

A list of all MA funding in the Arts and Humanities.

2) UCL Hardship Fund

For current students experiencing difficulties.

3) UCL Postgraduate Studentships

A list of studentships offered by the College.