Department scholarships

Scholarships of up to £3,000 are available to students who meet elegibility criteria and who are undertaking a Taught Masters course with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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Scholarships of up to £3000 are available on the basis of academic excellence and Access and Participation criteria. The amount awarded will be determined by the number of criteria you meet and your application statement. The scholarship will be paid directly to you so you can use it towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Be a UK/EU student for fee purposes.
  • Be applying for any Masters course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Hold, or are predicted to obtain, a first class undergraduate degree *or* you meet one or more of the Access and Participation criteria listed below.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete this form. Your statement should be no more than 750 words and explain how receipt of this scholarship will benefit you. Particular attention will be given to:

  • Achievements to date.
  • Clearly articulated future ambitions. These goals relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and they should involve appropriate and credible contributions from which others will benefit.
  • Why the particular course is the best route to help you achieve these goals.
  • How the course will help you build on your current skills and abilities and the benefits of this.

Access and Participation criteria:

  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and be aged under 25 on the first day of your course.
  • You have a disability.
  • You are estranged from your parents and are aged under 25 on the first day of your course. 
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
  • As an undergraduate student you were/are in receipt of support from the Student Loans Company which indicates that your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less. 
  • You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate (if you started your undergraduate course after August 2016 you will need to provide evidence from the Student Loans Company to confirm your household income was assessed as £40,000 or less).
  • You are from a black or minority ethnic group.
  • You are a woman applying for a postgraduate taught course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
  • You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criteria. You can check your postcode ranking using the IMD website. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criteria only applies to students who live in England.  
  • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government's classification called Polar 3, to meet this criteria your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2 in the young participation quintile or the Adult HE qualification quintile. You can check your postcode quintile using the POLAR search tool. You should check the postcode for the address you lived at during your last year of school or college. Please note this criteria only applies to students from the UK.

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