Postgraduate Funding in the College of Arts and Law.

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about 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.

Dr Rex Ferguson (Deputy Director, College of Arts and Law Graduate School), Julie Tonks (Postgraduate Services Team Manager), Emily Rozier (Postgraduate Recruitment Officer), Roxanne McLean (Postgraduate Marketing Manager), Jon Cheek (Postgraduate Marketing Manager) and Dr Ruth Leger (Postgraduate Recruitment Advisor) 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 Rex Ferguson

    Rex is Deputy Director, 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)

  • Emily Rozier

    Emily is a Postgraduate Recruitment Officer. (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)

  • Dr Ruth Leger

    Ruth is a postgraduate recruitment advisor. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

    Ruth Leger

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate Funding in the College of Arts and Law. 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. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), 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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Marwa asked:

If I don’t get the scholarship and want to delay the registration for my fulltime PhD for the faculty of Arts and law, Can I start in January 2017 ? Or may be May?

Jon replied:

Hi Marwa – the start date would generally be discussed directly with your potential supervisor. Good luck with your funding application (I remember chatting to you at the last chat)

Nino Kadic asked:

Thank you Roxanne. Since the application for the distance learning bursaries is still open, would you advise me to apply for them as well, to have more options available?

Roxanne replied:

Hi Nino – you do need to have completed an application to study in order to be considered for all of our funding schemes, so I am not sure if your campus-based application would enable you to be considered for distance learning funding. Could you drop us a line at with your contact details and I will come back to you to confirm?

Many thanks,


Jamie Naylor asked:

Regarding the new masters loans: I’m a Welsh student and I’ve been living and studying here in Birmingham for the last 3 years. I’m a little confused whether or not I am eligible for the new Master’s loan, since I’ve been living in England and I won’t have moved here solely for the purpose of doing a masters (since I’m already here doing my undergraduate degree). Do you think I’m eligible for the loan?

Emily replied:

Hi Jamie,

The rules state that you can’t have moved to England purely for the purposes of education so the fact that you’ve been doing your UG qualification wouldn’t meet this requirement. You could, however, make a case for the fact that you are now ordinarily resident in England if you get a job here (even a part-time one) and remain in England during the holidays/after the end of your studies to work.

I hope that helps.


Samuel James asked:

Hi. I have been trying to get into contact with the film and creative writing staff at the university to inquire about their courses, but haven’t had a reply from telephone nor email. Would it be possible to forward my message and email address to them so they can return my email/call?

Julie replied:

Thank you for your enquiry.

Yes we can follow this up for you if you can send in your contact details and the programme you are interested in and we will pass these on to the relevant person in the department.

Just an update on this one Sam, if you email me ( the last email you sent to the department, I will follow this up for you.