Scholarships and funding

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School of Economics Masters (MSc) Scholarships for 2024 entry 

We are pleased to offer scholarships for students to study one of our postgraduate degree courses. These scholarships will cover the full home student fee (overseas applicants would receive the equivalent of home fees paid) for the following Masters courses:

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics and Public Policy
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Money, Banking and Finance
  • MSc Finance

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How to apply

To apply please indicate clearly on Fees and Funding Status section of your application form that you would like to apply for one of the School of Economics Masters student scholarships. Please also include in your personal statement the reason why you would like to be considered for the scholarships.

If you have already submitted your application but would like to be considered for one of the scholarships, please get in touch with the School at

Selection process

All scholarship applications will be assessed by a Selection Panel on the basis of previous academic performance, a personal statement, and referee statements. The deliberations of the Selection Panel are confidential and its decisions are final.

Applications for 2024 are now open. The application deadline for these scholarship programmes is now extended to Friday 10th May 2024. Winners will be announced by early June 2024

Further information 
  • The scholarship can only be used towards tuition fees.
  • You must be starting a new, stand alone postgraduate course to receive the School of Economics Masters (MSc) Scholarships 2024.
  • Students intending to take a Postgraduate Loan are eligible to apply for the School of Economics Masters (MSc) Scholarships.
  • Home students studying part-time are eligible to apply.
  • Students in receipt of other University scholarships that are equal to or higher than the value of their tuition fee are not eligible to receive the School of Economics Masters (MSc) Scholarships. 
  • If you are in receipt of one of the School of Economics Masters (MSc) Scholarships, you are not eligible for the Alumni Reward discount.
  • You must not have already achieved a Masters level qualification or higher.

How to apply for a Masters course

If you have any questions regarding Masters study, or if you have received an offer/applied and would like to be considered for the scholarship, please email

There are other scholarships offered by the university, you might also be interested in these University Masters scholarship opportunities.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.