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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: Monday 16 May 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from the UK (home)
  • Number available: One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roger Woolhouse Prize

Each year a prize of £500 is awarded to the student on one of the four taught Philosophy programmes (MA Philosophy, MA Analytic Philosophy, MA Political and Legal Philosophy, MA Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence) who submits the best essay in the January MA assessment period.

  • Funding: £500
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: One

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

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

All opportunities other than the David Efird Postgraduate Student Research Travel Fund and Graduate Teaching Scholarship are available to all University departments; in each case, the number available indicates how many are on offer collectively, not just through the Department of Philosophy.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield

  • Funding: £17,668+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 3 at York

China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council.

  • Funding: 100% of tuition fees for the full duration, which is typically three years; a grant for living costs; one return flight from China; UK visa fees
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: Students from China
  • Number available: 10

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: Awaiting further details from WRoCAH
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 25 January 2023, 5pm GMT
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Number available: 45+

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

We're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the York Graduate Research School (YGRS).

  • Funding: Tuition fees at UK (home) rate; UKRI-aligned stipend; research training support grant
  • Academic year: 2023/24
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Number available: Up to 6 per year

Graduate Teaching Scholarship

The Graduate Teaching Scholarship (GTS) supports postgraduate researchers on the PhD programme in York in the Department, and provides teaching experience that will help them pursue an academic career.

  • Application deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022, 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 Taught MA programmes and the Graduate Diploma.