2 x Masters Degree Bursaries - History (Holocaust/Genocide Studies)

The School of History is pleased to offer these bursaries for September 2014 entry to its Masters of Research (MRes) degree programme.
Masters Degree Bursaries


School of History

Start Date

September 2014 


UK/EU Applicants Only

Application Close Date

30 May 2014 APPLY NOW

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.

The School of Historical Studies is pleased to offer two half-fee bursaries for September 2014 entry to its Master of Research (MRes) degree programme.

The bursaries are open to new UK/EU applicants and are payable as a 50% reduction of the applicable course fee for one year (full-time study) or two years (part-time study); the bursaries will be paid pro-rata for part-time study. Applicants must be able to commence their studies in September 2014.

Master of Research in Historical Studies

The MRes in History degree is an exciting new course that started in October 2011, and which provides students with the training and individual support necessary to complete an extended piece of historical research. The programme also provides students with the knowledge, understanding and experience of research methods and practices in history.

Students will also develop transferable skills in communication, self-management and planning. The programme includes training in historical research methods and skills, both in general and as required for the chosen research project and the support necessary to plan and carry out an extended piece of research to a standard that might form the basis of a publication. It also aims to equip students with the research skills needed for historical research at doctoral level.

Please note that this half-fee scholarship is available to students wishing to apply to study for the MRes in History and who specifically wish to complete the extended piece of research in Holocaust/Genocide Studies. The successful students’ research project will be supervised by a member of staff in the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and applications are invited from students who have an interest in any aspect that relates to ongoing research at the Centre. The research interests of the Centre and its members of staff include:

  • the history of the Holocaust in Europe
  • other cases of 20th century mass violence in Europe and its colonies
  • memory in post-violence societies such as Holocaust representation

Learn more about the MRes in History.

Entry Requirements

  • At least a good second class undergraduate degree (2:2 or 2:1) or an equivalent overseas qualification*
  • Proficiency in at least one language other than English or willing to take up language courses accompanying their studies
  • Standard English language requirements
  • Available to UK/EU applicants only
  • Available to new applicants only - current students are not eligible
  • Available for full- or part-time registration
  • Applicants must be able to start in September 2014

* or show evidence of achieving this by September 2014

The bursary is subject to evaluation after six months and students are expected to commit to engaging with the activities of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Informal Enquiries

For general enquiries relating to the MRes History degree, please contact the Course Director, Dr Zoe Knox:

For specific enquiries relating to these scholarships, please contact the Director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dr Olaf Jensen:

  • +44 (0)116 252 2802

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 MRes History Course Description and use the "Apply Now Online" option

Important Advice for Applicants

  • 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 these September 2014 History (MRes Degree) Bursaries (Ref. Stanley Burton Centre)
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 May 2014

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