New Scholarships for Distance Learning International Students
The School of Museum Studies is delighted to announce that it has secured an additional £20,000 worth of scholarships to award to students commencing their studies in October 2012. These new scholarships are targeted at international students studying on one of the School’s four distance learning Masters programmes: Museum Studies; Learning and Visitor Studies in Museums and Galleries; Interpretation, Representation and Heritage; and Digital Heritage. There are four scholarships to be won, each worth a £5,000 reduction in the relevant international fee.
These additional scholarships take the total value of all Masters student scholarships to be awarded by the School to £58,000. In addition, a number of campus-based Masters students can expect to benefit from the University’s Open Scholarships (£2,500 each) and Santander Scholarships (£5,000 each). It is estimated that the value of all scholarships awarded to Museum Studies Masters students starting in October 2012 could top £100,000 for the first time, and benefit up to 25 individuals.
Head of School, Professor Richard Sandell, comments, ‘At this time of economic uncertainty, we are especially delighted to have secured this extra funding for our students enabling us to build upon the range of scholarships we are able to offer to students both from the UK and abroad’.
To be considered for both the new international distance learning scholarships, and existing Distance Learning scholarships, applicants must ensure that they submit a completed application form for a place on one of our distance learning Masters programmes, together with any required supporting documents, no later than Friday 31 August 2012. All eligible applications received by this date will automatically be considered. Scholarship winners will be determined on the overall strength of their application. This includes consideration of all the details contained within the application form, plus any necessary supporting documentation.