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Funding for taught master's students

The University generates a substantial amount of funding from research councils, industry and other external sources. You can find out more about the University's funding opportunities for master's students by using the search facility on the University's postgraduate funding database:

The School also offers a limited number of scholarships and awards for students enrolling on master's programmes. For more information, see:

Alumni Scholarship

The Faculty of Humanities Alumni Scholarship offers eligible applicants a £3,000 reduction on tuition fees.

It is a means of supporting our outstanding graduates who wish to progress to master's level study having completed their undergraduate degree with us.

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is available to applicants to a School of Environment, Education and Development master’s course who:

  • Are a University of Manchester graduate
  • Have received a first-class honours degree
  • Are applying within three years of receiving their degree
  • Are an international, EU or home student who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning
  • Have accepted an offer of a place on a School of Environment, Education and Development master's course by the end of June in the year their course starts

Automatically considered

You do not need to apply for this scholarship separately. You will be automatically considered on the basis of your application for the course.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be awarded the scholarship automatically, as long as you have accepted an offer of a place on a School of Environment, Education and Development master's course by the end of June in the year your course starts.

Any scholarship awarded will be applied as a reduction in the annual tuition fee for the course, rather than as a cash payment.

Successful applicants will be informed of an award by the end of July in the year their course starts.

Further information

If you are considering studying in the School of Environment, Education and Development and would like further details about this bursary scheme, please contact Senior Recruitment and Admissions Officer for SEED, Lorena Fernandez Sanchez.

HEFCE postgraduate scholarship scheme

In 2014, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced new funding for master's students as part of their initiative aimed at widening access to postgraduate study and the professions, by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

Full details on eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the taught master's funding page of the main University site.