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MA Black British History fee waivers

The Department of History is offering three part-time fee-waivers for school teachers to undertake the MA Black British History programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. The aim of these fee-waivers is to stimulate, facilitate and foster teaching and education in Black British history in British schools, particularly secondary schools.

The recent Royal Historical Society (RHS) report on race, ethnicity and equality clearly demonstrated that not enough has being done to promote Black British history in UK schools or to promote and encourage the study of history, more generally, to BAME pupils. These fee-waivers are intended to provide teaching staff with knowledge and understanding of Black British history and to enable them to deliver the subject as part of their curriculum in their school.

The fee-waivers are offered on a part-time basis, allowing the recipient to study the MA Black British History programme while continuing in their teaching role at their school. The expectation is that the school will facilitate this by releasing the recipient for at least one half-day per week during term time for a period of two years. The school will also need to demonstrate a strong commitment to significant curriculum development that increases the amount of Black British history that is taught.

Value

The award waives the part-time fees for the programme. For 2020 entry, this is £3,515 for Home students.

Number available

Three

Year of entry 

2020

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should meet all the following requirements:

  • Be currently employed as a member of teaching staff in a UK school and be able to demonstrate continuing employment by that school for the entirety of the part-time MA and at least one year afterwards
  • Be able to provide evidence that their school will support their part-time attendance and study on the MA programme through weekly term-time release time
  • Be able to provide a letter of support from the Head of the school or the Head of the school’s governing body that confirms the school’s strong commitment to significant curriculum development that increases the amount of Black British history that is taught
  • Be eligible for Home fee status at Goldsmiths
  • Have at least an upper second class or equivalent undergraduate degree
  • Must have submitted an application to the MA Black British History programme by the programme application deadline

The selection process will prefer applicants who are currently teachers of history in UK secondary schools, although teachers in primary schools may also be considered.

How to apply 

You will need to complete the standard application process for the part-time MA Black British History programme by 15 May 2020.

For this specific fee-waiver, an expression of interest including a brief statement relating to the eligibility criteria is required and should be submitted as part of the programme application process.

You will also be invited to attend an interview at which you would provide your statements of support from the school.

The decision-making process for admission to a course of study at Goldsmiths will be independent of the scholarship application.

Application deadline

15 June 2020

Fee waiver for MA and MRes programmes

Value

The award waives the Home fee amount for the following programmes: MA History, MA Queer History, MA Black British History, MRes History 

Please note that it is still possible to apply if you're an international or EU applicant.

Number available


Limited number available each year.

Year of entry 


2020

Eligibility criteria

You should meet the following criteria:

Please note that the fee waivers are awarded based on merit. The fee waiver cannot be deferred. 

Application deadline


15 June 2020

How to apply 


An expression of interest including a brief statement is required. Further information will be sent to applicants ahead of the application deadline above.

Successful applicants will be notified by early July.

AHRC studentships

Goldsmiths is part of the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which funds up to 75 doctoral studentships per year. 

If you’re thinking about carrying out a research degree in the arts and humanities, you could be eligible to apply for a studentship covering fees (currently £4,121 per annum), a maintenance allowance (currently £16,296), and research training.

Find out more about available AHRC funding.

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