Access to Postgraduate Education Bursaries: 2012
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures Access to Postgraduate Education Bursaries: 2012
Two bursaries of £1000 each are available to facilitate access to postgraduate study for students who would not otherwise be able to meet the cost: for example, students whose family responsibilities limit their ability to combine paid work with study. The bursaries are open both to those who hold offers to start a taught postgraduate programme (MA or MusM, full-time or part-time) in September 2012, and to current part-time students who would otherwise have difficulty in completing their programme.
The bursaries are payable in the form of two separate payments of £1000 towards tuition fees; half the amount will be paid at the start of the course and the other will be paid as the last payment, as the student approaches the end of the course (in the case of students enrolled for part-time courses, £250 will be paid at the commencement of the student’s studies, ie. as a part-payment towards the first instalment of the fees; the remainder will be paid as normal, as the student approaches the end of their course).
Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these bursaries should write by 31 July 2012 to Andrew Rigg, Postgraduate Admissions Administrator, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, Mansfield Cooper Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter (one page maximum) should set out the circumstances which make the applicant eligible for the bursary, and his/her reasons for wishing to undertake postgraduate study. In all cases, the applicant should also provide:
a) their most recent P60 and that of any other family member who brings an income into the household;
b) a list of dependants;
c) any other supporting information which they feel may better illustrate their circumstances.
In awarding the bursaries, the School will take account both of financial need and academic merit.
Students must not apply for any course at the University of Manchester if they are not able to demonstrate that they can complete the course and pay their fees in full. Applicants should not, therefore, rely on the prospect of being made an award when they apply to a course, as we anticipate that there may be strong competition for these bursaries.
Successful applicants will normally be informed by 31 August 2012.