Masters Degree Bursary and Internship - History/English Local History

The School of History is pleased to offer this bursary/internship for September 2014 entry to its Masters degree programmes.
Masters Degree Bursary


School of History

Start Date

September 2014 


UK/EU Applicants Only

Application Close Date

30 April 2014 APPLY NOW

The bursary is payable as a 50% discount against the relevant UK/EU course fee for either of the following full-time Masters degree programmes:

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an internship at Boughton House. The internship can be adapted to suit the interests of the successful applicant but will include the different aspects of managing a large house, full of world class collections, which is open to the public, and of working on the very extensive estate and family archives with the archivist Crispin Powell.

As part of the internship, the successful applicant will be provided with accommodation in a shared flat at nearby Lamport Hall (inclusive of utilities bills and council tax). Public transport between Lamport Hall and Boughton House is limited and the successful applicant will need to have a car.

Postgraduate Study in History

The School of History has a thriving postgraduate community. We offer a variety of degrees, which reflect the expertise of our staff allowing us to offer a diverse teaching programme and support a large and vibrant research culture. Our postgraduate degrees are challenging, rewarding, and designed to develop skills which will enhance your career prospects.

Entry Requirements

  • A good second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification* - please use the links above to see full entry requirements
  • Standard English language requirements
  • The bursary/internship will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application - including consideration of previous academic attainment, relevant experience, references, and the personal statement
  • Available to UK/EU applicants only
  • Available for full--time registration only
  • Applicants must be able to start in September 2014

* or show evidence of achieving this by September 2014

Apply Now

  1. Draft a brief personal statement (1,000 words maximum) that tells us why you wish to study your chosen course, how your previous academic and/or professional experience has given you the skills needed for postgraduate level study, and how taking this course will support your personal and/or professional development plans
  2. Prepare your supporting documents - two references (including at least one academic reference), evidence of your academic qualifications, and evidence that you meet our English language entry requirements (if English is not your first language)
  3. Go to the relevant course description and submit your online application - please use the links above
  4. Email Professor Roey Sweet ( with your expression of interest including a full Curriculum Vitae and  a statement (up to one page) describing:

a. why you wish to apply for the internship, and 

b. your historical research interests

Important Advice for Applicants

  • Applicants must hold by 30 April 20114 an offer of admission to be considered for these scholarships
  • Applications that do not include a personal statement and the required supporting documents will not be considered
  • In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for this September 2014 History (Masters Degree) Bursary/Internship (Ref. Boughton House)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed at Boughton House on a date to be confirmed.

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