College of Arts and Law: Funding Opportunities

Welcome to this virtual open day for postgraduate students interested in funding opportunities in the College of Arts and Law, which include:

The College of Arts and Law Graduate School is a vibrant international community of over 1500 postgraduate students. We benefit from excellent research resources and a supportive environment that allows your research to flourish.

Charlotte Hempel (Director, College of Arts and Law Graduate School), Julie Tonks (Postgraduate Services Team Manager), Roxanne McLean (Postgraduate Recruitment Team – Taught) and Jon Cheek (Postgraduate Recruitment Team – Research) will be available for the Live Q&A between 14:00 and 15:00 to answer your questions about the funding opportunities in the college.

You can talk to our postgraduate mentors about their experience within the College of Arts and Law. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to work in the College.

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Charlotte Hempel

    Charlotte is Director of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Julie Tonks

    Julie is the Postgraduate Services Team Manager. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Roxanne McLean

    Roxanne is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team (Postgraduate Taught Courses). (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Jon Cheek

    Jon is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team (Postgraduate Research Courses) for the College of Arts and Law. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the College of Arts and Law: Funding Opportunities live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. Our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

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Jennifer McLean asked:

Thank you Roxanne, everyone, for a helpful webcast

Roxanne replied:

You’re welcome – glad we could help!


Jennifer McLean asked:

Question for Dr. Hempel or any member of the team: any research grants available to American PhD students (distance program) through the AHRC? Outher government funds? Thank you

Roxanne replied:

Hi Jennifer,

I’m afraid that AHRC funding is only available for campus-based study, but the College of Arts and Law does offer distance learning research bursaries. Applications are now closed for 2016 entry, but we hope to offer them again for 2017 entry. Many schemes are focused on campus-based study, but you can also take a look at our postgraduate funding database to explore other opportunities that may be available – you can filter by level of study, subject and nationality to get a specific list of available opportunities. Again, many schemes will have already closed for this year, but past schemes still still be available to view so you can get a sense of what is usually offered.

I hope that helps.


cheima asked:

hello, I have received a conditional offer I am a valedictorian and have been granted a full scholarship yet my overall mark is a bit under the required one. Please note that my mark is the highest in my department.

Charlotte replied:

Dear Cheima

Congratulations on your scholarship. Given the nature of your question being rather technical I suggest you drop a line to and we will get back to you.

Thanks for checking in!


James asked:

Hello. I applied for a College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarship. When am I likely to hear if I have received any funding? I have already accepted a place to do an MA by Research. Thanks.

Charlotte replied:

Dear James

Thanks for getting in touch. The letters with the results for this competition are going out so I advise you keep a close eye on your inbox. While I wish you well it is worth bearing in mind that as of next year the government has just introduced a loan scheme for Masters programs.

Our guidance on these loans can be found here: