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New scholarship to boost post graduate diversity


The new Bristol Masters Scholarship has been set-up to help students from underrepresented backgrounds continue their educational journey.

It is one of several drives at the University to improve diversity, particularly among postgraduate courses.

Successful applicants get £2,000 toward their 2022/23 masters.

Professor Judith Squires, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, said: “Over the past decade we have made really positive progress in diversifying our student body.

“But there is more that we can do, particularly at the postgraduate level.

“This scholarship aims to remove barriers to entry for students from under-represented backgrounds who might otherwise feel post graduate learning is not for them.”

Forty students recently started on the University’s Black Bristol Scholarship Programme and the University recently announced it was expanding its scholarship for asylum seekers and refugees. You can see a full list of the university’s bursaries and scholarships here.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be eligible to pay home tuition fees
  • Have already applied to study a full-time masters programme (MA, MSc or MRes) at the University commencing in Autumn 2022
  • Be predicted/already have a first-class honours undergraduate degree from any university
  • Meet one or more of the University’s widening participation criteria

Successful applicants will receive the Scholarship after confirmation that they are enrolled on a one-year, full-time postgraduate taught programme for 2022/23

Applications are now open:

  • Deadline 1 – February 28 2022 (midday) – this deadline is for people who can already prove they have a 1st class undergraduate degree
  • Deadline 2 – May 31 2022 (midday) – this deadline is for people who could not prove they had a 1st class undergraduate degree by the first deadline. Those who applied in the first deadline but were unsuccessful will also be reconsidered for this deadline

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