If you are an alumnus of this University, you may be eligible for a 20% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees.
The University provides a guide to postgraduate funding in the online postgraduate prospectus. You may also use the postgraduate funding database to help find specific and general funding opportunities.
In the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, our postgraduate research students are eligible for £200 funding to attend relevant conferences. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences also offers a number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships for taught study (including MLitts) in the Faculty.
Details of more specific research opportunities are detailed below:
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities Research Council)Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
This Northern Bridge competition offers 50 fully-funded doctoral studentships per year to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects.
How to apply
Applications for October 2016 have now closed. Information about how to apply for October 2017 entry can be found on the Northern Bridge website.
Applicants must be citizens of the United Kingdom or another European Country. The full eligibility criteria can be found on theNorthern Bridge website.
Eleanor Pinkney Oddie: Postgraduate Scholarships for LatinEleanor Pinkney Oddie: Postgraduate Scholarships for Latin
The Eleanor Pinkney Oddie Scholarship is an award of £1,000 for one full-time student who is undertaking a dissertation on a Latin-related subject as part of one of the following programmes of study:
- MA Classics and Ancient History
- Classics MLitt
- Classics and Ancient History MPhil
- Classics and Ancient History PhD (first year of study)
The award was established by the late Professor Guy Oddie (BArch 1944; Dip Town and Country Planning, 1945) to encourage the study of the Latin language. It is named after his mother, whose determined support enabled him to come to Newcastle University.
How to apply
Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship should write to Professor Jakob Wisse by 1 May giving:
- their plans/expectations for funding their studies;
- their previous experience of Latin. NB: applicants do not have to have studied the language previously, but to be eligible they must take a full year of Latin (40 credits) as part of their programme, at the appropriate level (which may be Beginners’);
- their results in their studies so far (degree class or equivalent);
- the title of their proposed project, and a brief outline (of at most 100 words) of their proposed research.
This applies to students who have already received an offer of a place for one of the above programmes as well as to students who haven't yet applied. In the latter case, you will need to have applied for a place by 1 May.
UK, EU and international students are eligible for this award.
North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC) studentship competitionNorth East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC) studentship competition
The NEDTC competition offers postgraduate funding for students starting their studies in the social sciences at either the universities of Newcastle or Durham.
How to apply
The competition is now closed.
Applicants must be a United Kingdom citizen or be a resident of another European Union country to hold an NEDTC studentship in all subject areas, except in economics and finance.
Applicants must hold or be predicted a first or a good 2:1 undergraduate degree in the social sciences, or have relevant comparable experience.
You might be able to receive limited funding from the School to cover research expenses incurred from travelling to archives nationally or attending conferences to meet other postgraduates.
We encourage you to seek external funding wherever possible. But if you have a specific requirement essential to your research project, you can apply for funding from the School.
You should discuss this in advance of your trip with the Degree Programme Director, or your dissertation supervisor, and apply to the Head of School. You’ll need to provide the School with all necessary receipts.