UCL Urban Laboratory


Announcing our Ruth Glass Scholarship opportunity for MASc Global Urbanism applicants

10 February 2023

Announcing the launch of our Ruth Glass Scholarship opportunity for UK Home Fees paying students applying to the MASc Global Urbanism with 2023/24 entry.

Ruth Glass

UCL Urban Laboratory are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for UK Home Fees paying students to cover tuition costs and a 52 week living stipend, designed for applicants intending to study the MASc Global Urbanism programme full-time in the academic year 2023/24. 

The MASc Global Urbanism aims to support the creation of a new generation of urbanists and urban practitioners, providing an innovative and dynamic framework for critical and engaged learning and research on 21st century cities and urban processes. 

To be eligible for the UCL Urban Laboratory Ruth Glass Scholarship, you will need to: 

  • Not have already completed a postgraduate degree.  
  • Have applied to the MASc Global Urbanism programme by 30 April 2023 
  • Be eligible for UK home fee status (see parliamentary guidance on who is eligible for home fee status
  • Apply for the scholarship by 23:59 BST 14 May 2023

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place in June, with an outcome announced by July 2023.

This scholarship acknowledges the huge contribution made by sociologist Ruth Glass to the development of cross-disciplinary urban scholarship in the UK; specifically at UCL, with the establishment of the Centre for Urban Studies in 1958. Her formative work, London: Aspects of Change (1964), brought together 10 chapters by sociologists, geographers, planners, historians and health scientists to build a brilliant and critical portrait of a city that was undergoing rapid change. It covered issues including high-density housing, immigration and racial discrimination, metropolitan governance, land values, transport access, and not least gentrification – a term which Glass coined. These continue to play a major role in transdisciplinary debates and discussions about London's ongoing transformations and its future aspirations. They have been core to UCL Urban Lab’s research and teaching agenda since its establishment in 2005.

Learn more about how to apply via our Scholarship page >>