Diversity and Open Scholarships

Following the success of last year's scheme, the School of Museum Studies is delighted to be offering a range of Scholarships again for 2017. Scholarships are open to applicants for either postgraduate diploma or masters programmes commencing their studies in Autumn 2017. Two scholarships of £3,000 are available to all applicants, a further four Scholarships, each of £3,000 are open to UK applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the UK museum sector.

Please note that the application deadline for these scholarships is 30th June 2017.

Diversity Scholarships

The School of Museum Studies is committed to supporting museums and galleries to increase the diversity of their staff. The aim of the diversity scholarships is to take positive action to encourage more UK-based individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to consider a museums and galleries sector career and apply for and participate in museum studies training with the School of Museum Studies.

Scholarships are open to those already working museums as well as new entrants and can be used across our full time and flexible learning programmes. Scholarship winners must commence their studies in Autumn 2017.

Further information, guidance and the application form can be found here.

Open Scholarships

Our open scholarships are open to all applicants across our campus-based and flexible learning programmes. Students must commence their studies in Autumn 2017.

Further information about the Open Scholarships can be found here.

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Scholarships Available

Following the success of last year's scheme, we once again have two Open Scholarships and four 'Diversity Scholarships' available for applicants wishing to commence their studies in Autumn 2017. Each scholarship is worth £3,000, which will be awarded as a fee discount. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017.

Exceptional & Extraordinary

Exceptional & Extraordinary invited four artists to explore behind the scenes of eight of the UK’s renowned medical museums and – in collaboration with experts in medical history, disability and museums – to produce a series of thought-provoking new commissions that examine our attitudes towards difference with the aim of stimulating debate around the implications of a society that values some lives more than others.


Athena Swan Bronze