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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 2022 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: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Friday 29 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from the UK (home)
  • Number available: One

David Efird Masters Scholarship

For September 2022 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: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Friday 29 April 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

David Efird Postgraduate Student Research Travel Fund

Students studying for an MA or Research degree in the Department of Philosophy are eligible to apply for a small travel bursary in support of their research.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • 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: 2022/23
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

Philosophy Prize Bursary

For September 2022 entry, the Department of Philosophy is offering five prize bursaries available to students enrolled on MA Philosophy, MA Analytic Theology, MA Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, or MA Political and Legal Philosophy.

  • Funding: £1,000 maintenance contribution
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Friday 17 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: Five

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. Further revision to follow for 2022/23.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • 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

Students studying for an MA or Research degree in the Department of Philosophy are eligible to apply for a small travel bursary in support of their research.

  • Funding: Variable
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

WRoCAH Open Competition studentships: Philosophy

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

  • Funding: £15,609+ per annum, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 45+

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.