The McCormack Scholarship

A full fee waiver at the Home/UK rate to a full-time student who has applied to study on one of the Department of History’s MA programmes.

  • Funding: Fee waiver at the UK (home) rate
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: 1
Applications for 2023/24 are closed.

The Department is grateful to History alumnus Francis McCormack for establishing the McCormack Scholarship. This is an award of a fee waiver at the UK rate, open to any Home or International (including EU) student who has applied to study on one of the Department’s MA programmes.


Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

Open to students in the Department of History.

Open to students who have applied to study on one of the Department of History’s MA programmes:

How to apply

Application deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5pm BST

To apply you must have:

  1. applied online for one of the Department of History Taught MA programmes or applied to the Department of History MA by Research
  2. submitted the Department of History MA Scholarships application form*

* Please note that this scholarships application form only needs to be filled in once to apply for all scholarships administered by the Department of History, i.e. Departmental scholarships, MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies scholarships, Alcuin scholarship, Hamspon scholarship, McCormack scholarship, Wellcome Trust scholarship).

How we allocate

Applications for MA scholarships will be assessed on evidence of academic merit and on your personal statement.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet all the course requirements plus one or more of the following*:

  • You identify as a member of a minority ethnic community in the UK
  • You have experience of Public Care
  • You have been a carer
  • You have a disability or long-term health condition
  • You have a household income below £42,875 (threshold subject to change) (priority will be given to applicants who were entitled to, or were in receipt of, free school meals or discretionary payments at school or sixth form)/have received the Maximum Maintenance Loan, or Maximum Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant
  • Have been the first in their family to attend higher education (not including siblings) on entry to undergraduate study
  • You are on a low income
  • You are seeking asylum in the UK or have been granted refugee status

* Some of these criteria will only be relevant to UK applicants. You may make a case for an international equivalent.

Your personal statement on the application form will consist of the following two questions:

  • Please explain to the panel how you meet any of the above criteria and how you have faced significant barriers in your personal, social or domestic life that have affected your journey through school and college.
  • Please explain to the panel how the scholarship would help you to achieve your academic and personal goals.

Contact details

Student Recruitment and Funding Administrator

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