This scholarship is offered as a full tuition fee reduction plus £14,600 for living, research and travel costs.
The scholarship was established by the donor Brian Harris so that those from lower-income backgrounds could stand out and have the opportunity to study an MA in History.
Am I eligible?
You must be a full or part-time student from the UK applying for one of the following Masters degrees:
- MA History
- MA Public History
- MA Crusader Studies
- MA History: Hellenic Studies
- MA Ancient History
- MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
- MA Medieval Studies
You are expected to have achieved, or be on target to achieve, at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent, with preference given to those with, or expected to achieve, a First Class Honours Degree.
You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway.
How do I apply?
You must apply via Royal Holloway Direct.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 June, 2020 at 11.59pm GMT. We will let you know the outcome of your application from 27 July, 2020 onwards.
You must provide a supporting statement of no longer than 1,000 words which should include:
- How and why you feel you qualify for the scholarship, what you want to achieve by doing the Masters and how it might fit into your career path moving forward
- Details of what you think you gained from your undergraduate degree
- Details of your educational background prior to your undergraduate degree
- Details of both your academic and personal background
- Evidence of resilience e.g. an example of a difficult period in your life, how you overcame it and what you learnt from your experience
- How you will give back to the university community.
Your statement will be judged on how effectively and convincingly you respond to the above.
You must also provide:
- Evidence of the financial support you received at undergraduate level and the basis on which this was received and why. The sources this could be from are: Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or a university-funded bursary (where this has been awarded on the basis of financial need)
- Evidence of having achieved or expected to achieve a 2:1 or First Class undergraduate degree or equivalent
- An up-to-date CV
- Two academic references
- The piece of work from you undergraduate degree that you are most proud of.
Term & conditions
For full-time students, the scholarship is available as a full tuition fee reduction and £14,600 towards living, research and travel costs (paid in instalments). This is available for one year of study.
For part-time students, the full tuition fee reduction is split between the two years of study - £7,000 in the first year of study followed by £7,600 in the second year.The maintenance award may vary depending on changes to tuition fees for the second year.
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