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Postgraduate fees and funding

Full information about the complete range of awards offered at the University is available on the postgraduate fees and funding page.

Masters and Graduate Diploma funding

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

Departmental opportunities

Xenophanes Scholarship

For September 2021 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering the Xenophanes Scholarship, which will be awarded as a contribution of £5,000 towards living costs.

  • Funding: £5,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 30 April 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from the UK (home)
  • Number available: One

Artificial Intelligence Bursary

For September 2021 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering one bursary for the MA in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence which is in the form of a £1,000 reduction in fees.

  • Funding: £1,000 fee reduction
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 18 June 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

David Efird Masters Scholarship

For September 2021 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering the David Efird Masters Scholarship which is in the form of a £5,000 reduction in fees.

  • Funding: £5,000
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 30 April 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

David Efird Postgraduate Student Research Travel Fund

From 2021/22 students studying for an MA or Research degree in the Department of Philosophy will be eligible to apply for a small travel bursary in support of their research.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

David Efird Student Prize

A prize of £300 will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest essay mark (>72) in the field of analytic theology, philosophy of religion, or research on contemporary issues or themes using a philosophy of religion perspective.

  • Funding: £300
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

Political and Legal Philosophy Bursary

For September 2021 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering one bursary for the MA in Political and Legal Philosophy which is in the form of a £1,000 reduction in fees.

  • Funding: £1,000 fee reduction
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Application deadline: Friday 18 June 2021, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

Roger Woolhouse Prize

Each year a prize of £500 is awarded to the student on the MA in Philosophy programme who achieves the highest essay mark (>72) in the January MA assessment period.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

PhD, MPhil, MA by Research, and PhD by Distance Learning funding

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

The British Philosophical Association offers further information about funding sources for postgraduate study in the UK.

Departmental opportunities

David Efird Postgraduate Student Research Travel Fund

From 2021/22 students studying for an MA or Research degree in the Department of Philosophy will be eligible to apply for a small travel bursary in support of their research.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

Graduate Teaching Scholarship

The Graduate Teaching Scholarship (GTS) supports students taking a postgraduate research degree in the Department, and provides teaching experience that will help them pursue an academic career. Applications for 2021/22 are closed. Applications will reopen for 2022/23.

  • Application deadline: Friday 18 June 2021, 11.59pm BST

Further information

Email: philosophy-postgrad@york.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323251

Further information can also be obtained by emailing Professor Greg Currie, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for Research Programmes, or Dr Dave Ingram, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for the Taught MA in Philosophy and Graduate Diploma Programmes.