Postgraduate

New postgraduate scholarships for 2015/16

There’s never been a better time to study a postgraduate course with us. A Master’s level award can help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market, earn a better wage and secure roles which are only open to postgraduates

And there are now more ways than ever to find financial support! We’re aiming to make a postgraduate qualification affordable to everyone and can offer awards of up to £10,000 to selected students.

BCU Master’s Scholarships

Level of study: Postgraduate taught masters
Nationality: EU, UK
Type of award: External, University
Deadline for applying: 31 May 2015

Award description

For 2015 entry the University has 42 new £10,000 scholarships available for Master’s students from under-represented groups. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government.

Value of award

Each scholarship is worth £10,000: this will cover 100 per cent of your tuition fee and any leftover will be given to you part way through your course.

Eligibility criteria

The BCU Master's Scholarships will be available to students:

  • Domiciled in the UK or EU
  • Progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher tuition fee (applicable since 2012/13)
  • Studying full-time
  • Undertaking a Master’s course in an eligible subject (exclusions include nursing and teacher training)
  • From a group that is evidentially under-represented among the University’s taught Master’s population. Further information and conditions will be provided in due course.

Awards will then be allocated on the basis of academic merit.

We are asking for interested parties to register online. We will send full details out mid-March.

Register your interest

BCU Academic Excellence Scholarships

Level of study: Postgraduate
Nationality: EU, UK
Type of award: University
Deadline for applying: 31 May 2015

For 2015 the University will be funding 60 students to have 50 per cent off their fees. The scholarships will be:

  • Allocated 15 per faculty
  • Fully funded by the University
  • Distributed on the basis of academic excellence

Other eligibility criteria are yet to be decided.

We are asking for interested parties to register online. We will send full details out mid-March.

Register your interest

BCU Loyalty Scholarships

The University is offering Loyalty Scholarships of up to 20 per cent for students who progress to postgraduate study directly from their undergraduate course in the the 2015/16 academic year. To be eligible, you must have gained your degree at Birmingham City University (PhD or MPhil graduates are also eligible).

All our faculties will offer a loyalty scholarship of 10 per cent, plus an additional 10 per cent subject to meeting certain criteria. The scholarship will apply irrespective of the source of your tuition fee funding.

Scholarships will apply to most PgCert, PgDip and Master's courses. Please view the list of excluded courses.

SchoolsCriteria for first 10 per cent bursaryCriteria for additional bursary

Birmingham School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design
School of Jewellery
School of Visual Communication
Birmingham School of Media
Birmingham School of Acting
Birmingham Conservatoire
School of English
New Technology Institute (NTI)

Applies to graduates from any part of Birmingham City University irrespective of the date of your award. Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained an upper second-class degree or higher from one of these schools.

Birmingham City Business School
School of Law
School of Social Sciences

Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained an upper second-class degree or higher from Birmingham City University.

This additional bursary is not available for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology .

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
School of Allied Health Professions
School of Defence Healthcare Education
School of Life Sciences
School of Education

The bursary is also offered if you are progressing to a level 6 ‘top-up’ course from a Foundation or Dip HE - health schools only.

The bursary only applies if you are taking a course leading to a named award eg BSc. If you are taking CPD modules that do not lead to a named award you will not be eligible.

Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained an upper second-class degree or higher and have successfully completed the Learning from Extra Curricula Activity (LECA) module as part of your undergraduate study (Health and Life Science courses only).

Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained an upper second-class degree or higher (excluding Health and Life Science courses).

Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained a 'distinction' for a ‘top-up’ degree at level 6 and have successfully completed the Learning from Extra Curricula Activity (LECA) module as part of your undergraduate study.

School of Digital Media Technology
School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems
School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
School of the Built Environment

Additional 10 per cent if you have obtained an upper second-class degree or higher from Birmingham City University.
Excluded courses

The following courses are not eligible for Loyalty Scholarships:

MA Design Innovation Management

MSc Data Analytics and Management

MA Fashion Management

MA Fashion Media Management

MA Fashion Retail Management

MA Global Education Management

MA Global Media Management

MA Global Media Management (The News Business)

MA Global Media Management (Advertising Industry)

MA Global Media Management (The Music Business)

MSc Oil and Gas Management

MA Luxury Brand Management

MA Luxury Jewellery Management

MA Luxury Product Management

MA Textile Management

PGCE and PCET

MA Teaching and Learning

MA Education and Leadership

Continuing Professional Development Courses in the field of Health

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