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Fees and funding for postgraduate taught study

Tuition fees for postgraduate taught degrees are set by the University. The Department of Archaeology charge fees at the lower (classroom-based) rate, regardless of your MA or MSc programme. Find more guidance on tuition fees and budgeting.

The University offers information on funding opportunities available to applicants, both internal and external, which include:

Departmental opportunities

To apply for departmental opportunities there is one application form - you can access it within each of the opportunities and submit one application for all opportunities.

Department of Archaeology bursaries

Two departmental bursaries are awarded to the best overall academic applicants.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Two

Department of Archaeology fee discount

The Department offers a £1,000 discount to students coming through from its undergraduate BA/BSc programmes in the current year. This is in addition to the University Masters fee discount scheme.

  • Funding: £1,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Feilden Centenary Scholarship

The Feilden Centenary Scholarship for international students commemorates respected conservation architect, Sir Bernard Feilden.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

Head of Department International Student Scholarships

Three departmental scholarships are awarded to international applicants with the strongest academic background.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students
  • Number available: Three

Terry Ward Scholarship

This scholarship will contribute £2,000 to one student each year studying for a MSc or MA on one of the Department's Masters taught courses.

  • Funding: £2,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Two

Current central opportunities

You must hold an offer from the Department before applying for overseas scholarships, but you do not have to have accepted your place to be considered.

York Graduate Loyalty Discount

If you've previously studied at the University of York, you could be eligible for a tuition fee discount for postgraduate taught courses.

  • Funding: Ten per cent tuition fee discount
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Postgraduate 60th Anniversary scholarship

We award many international scholarships per year, recognising achievement by applying a tuition fee discount.

  • Funding: £5,000, £7,500 and £10,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

GREAT Scholarships

We're offering eight scholarships for students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Monday 15 May 2023, 12pm BST
  • Open to: Students from China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey
  • Number available: 8

Tom and Eileen House Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of alumnus Richard House, we can help ensure that the opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all.

  • Funding: £5,000 or £1,000
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 5pm BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: 4

Closed central opportunities

Opportunities that are currently closed may reopen for the next academic year.

Equal Access Scholarships for postgraduates

We're pleased to offer one Equal Access Scholarship for a taught postgraduate student seeking refuge in the UK. Please note that you must have applied to the University of York before submitting an application for this scholarship.

  • Funding: £14,880 living costs plus a full fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from International (non-EU) currently residing and seeking sanctuary in the UK. Please see eligibility criteria for further information.
  • Number available: 1

ONAOSI Foundation postgraduate scholarships

We're proud to offer limited National Opera for the Assistance of Italian Health Orphans scholarships for students entering a one-year taught or research Masters.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee waiver
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Italy
  • Number available: 3 plus two beneficiaries may obtain a 30% tuition

Aziz Foundation scholarships

We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to offer postgraduate scholarships for exceptional students from British Muslim backgrounds.

  • Funding: 100% tuition fee coverage at Home rate
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 11 July 2022, 11.59am BST
  • Open to: UK (home) students

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a one-year Masters degree in the UK. Chevening looks for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

  • Funding: Full tuition fee plus living stipend
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1 November 2022, 12pm GMT
  • Open to: Students from Afghanistan (Afghans resident outside of Afghanistan only), Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and more (see eligibility)
  • Number available: Ten co-funded by York, plus the main awards