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.
The award waives the part-time fees for the programme. For 2020 entry, this is £3,515 for Home students.
Year of entry
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.
15 June 2020
Fee waiver for MA and MRes programmes
Please note that it is still possible to apply if you're an international or EU applicant.
Limited number available each year.
Year of entry
You should meet the following criteria:
- You should be entering the MA History, MA Queer History, MA Black British History, or MRes History programmes
Please note that the fee waivers are awarded based on merit. The fee waiver cannot be deferred.
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.
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.