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Research preparation bursary (support grant) for taught Master’s study, beginning September 2015

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) is able to offer one bursary (support grant) of £10 000 for study on its taught Master’s programmes in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (including the Medical Humanities pathway) or Science Communication. The award is aimed at highly motivated students seeking to proceed to PhD research at CHSTM.

The scheme is open to all suitably qualified UK and international candidates, and offered for either full-time or part-time study starting in September 2015. The award of £10 000 covers the full course fee (£6500 full-time) plus a support contribution of £3500 for UK and EU students, or may be awarded as a contribution to the international fee (£18000 full-time).

This is a separate scheme from the University’s Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, which also offers bursaries of £10 000. Candidates may apply for both.

Please note that the scheme is intended for students with a strong commitment to using the MSc as a research training course to allow direct progression to PhD. For this reason, it is not open to medical students taking the MSc as an intercalation, students on the Science Communication programme committed to practitioner careers, or other students with a pre-planned non-PhD study route.

The bursary is only available to applicants who already hold an offer for a place on the relevant Master's programme. Potential candidates should apply for a place as soon as possible. For further details, see the CHSTM taught postgraduate pages.

The qualification requirements for the bursary are higher than for acceptance on the programmes overall. We will consider all bursary applicants with a First-class undergraduate degree or international equivalent (see However, we will also consider other applicants who can demonstrate strong aptitude for relevant research work through their study backgrounds or professional experience.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2015.

For further particulars and to make an application, please contact the relevant MSc programme director as indicated on our contacts page.

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