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Funding for MA study

There are a number of possible funding sources available to those wishing to study for an MA at UCL History.

    UCL scholarships for History MA students

    Baxendale scholarships

    The Alan Stanley Baxendale Charitable Trust offers a number of scholarships each year with a value of £7,000, redeemable against the cost of tuition. (In 2018, we were able to award four scholarships.) These are available to incoming UK or EU students on any of our MA courses and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates wishing to be considered for a Baxendale Scholarship must have received, and accepted, the offer of a place at UCL by 30 June. All eligible candidates whose applications have been received by this date will be considered.

    Jean Orr scholarship

    This scholarship is available each year to one Master's student, who may be studying in one or more of the following departments: History, French, Italian, or Dutch. The award will be given on the basis of academic merit and has a value of £7,000, which is to be redeemed against tuition fees for the year. (If there is any leftover money then this will be given as a maintenance grant.) Candidates wishing to be considered for the Jean Orr scholarship must have submitted their complete application (including references) by 19 May. All eligible candidates whose applications have been received by this date will be considered.

    Carol Chattaway scholarship

    One scholarship is awarded each year to a postgraduate student (taught or research) who is working in the field of medieval history. Particular consideration will be given to mature students and female students. The award has a value of £2,500, redeemable against the cost of tuition. Those wishing to be considered for this award must have submitted their complete application to UCL (including references) by 15 May. All eligible candidates whose applications have been received by this date will be considered.

    Funding schemes applicable to any UCL department

    The UCL student funding office has built a scholarship finder that applicants can use to search for university funding schemes that might apply to them. These may be limited by country of origin, financial need, or other criteria.

    UK government loans for MA study

    Students who are normally resident in England, as well as some other EU nationals, may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan to support their MA study. This is administered much like the undergraduate loans with which most candidates who have already completed undergraduate degrees in the UK will be familiar. The loan amount is added to your student loans total and is paid off along with the loans from undergraduate study. You can read more about these loans, their eligibility criteria and how they are administered on the UK government's Student Finance website.