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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

Be Exceptional scholarships

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

  • Funding: £2,500 to £7,500
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) 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: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 2 November 2021, 11.59am GMT
  • Open to: Students from Afghanistan, 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 five scholarships for students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

  • Funding: £10,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Friday 27 May 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey
  • Number available: 5

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

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

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

We award the highest-achieving students with our prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships.

  • Funding: £10,000 to £20,000
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Monday 20 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: International (including EU) students

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: 2022/23
  • 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.

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

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.

  • Funding: Annual teaching income of ~£9,000, plus a fee waiver at the home rate (currently £4,650)
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022, 11.59pm BST
  • Open to: Students from the UK (home) and overseas (including EU)

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

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.

  • Application deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT

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.