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Postgraduate fee waivers, scholarships, bursaries and studentships

Fee waivers for MA/MSc programmes

Applicants to a number of MA-level MCCS programmes may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver. Additionally, Goldsmiths alumni applying to MA Filmmaking fiction pathways may be eligible to apply for further discounts. Please visit the department's Fee Waiver page for more information. 


The Scott Trust Foundation Bursary

UK applicants for MA Journalism are eligible to apply for the Scott Trust Foundation Bursary, which consists of:

  • a bursary covering full tuition fees
  • £5,000 subsistence allowance

Find out more about the Scott Trust Foundation Bursary.


BAFTA scholarships

The following programmes are eligible for BAFTA scholarships


The Jay Merriman-Mukoro scholarship

UK/EU applicants with a confirmed offer for the MA Radio are eligible to apply for the Jay Merriman-Mukoro scholarship, which consists of:

  • Fee waiver of £5,000
  • £5,000 London living grant
  • 4 week paid internship at the BBC

It is for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


The Stationers' Company Postgraduate Bursary

UK applicants to the MA Digital Media are eligible to apply for the Stationers' Company Postgraduate Bursary, which consists of:

  • a bursary of £6,000
  • mentoring from an appropriate member of the Stationers' Company throughout the period of study
  • a chance to 'participate in the life of the Stationer's Company'

The MA is one of only 12 courses in the country whose applicants are able to apply for this award. 

Find out more about the Stationers' Company Postgraduate Bursary.


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 £3,996 per annum), a maintenance allowance (currently £15,863) and research training.

To be considered, you need to have applied for a relevant research programme at Goldsmiths. 

Find out more about AHRC funding.


ESRC studentships

Goldsmiths is part of the London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), funded by the ESRC to train the next generation of social scientists. 

If you're thinking about carrying out a research degree in the social sciences, you could be eligible to apply for a studentship covering your fees for up to four years (currently £3,996 per annum) and an annual stipend (currently £15,863). 

To be considered, you need to have applied for a relevant research programme at Goldsmiths. 

Find out more about ESRC funding.


Stuart Hall Scholarships

This scholarship is available through the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Department and is for a student studying the MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications or PhD Cultural Studies.

It is awarded in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation in memory of Stuart Hall, a uniquely gifted teacher, cultural analyst and public intellectual. Hall was internationally recognised as the leading figure in the field of cultural studies and the Professor Stuart Hall Building, which houses the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Department, was named in his honour in November 2014. These scholarships are intended to contribute to the College’s commitment to widening participation.

You will be awarded a full Home/EU fee waiver worth £4,000 per annum for three years for a full time student.

You must first be offered a place on the course to be eligible to apply.

Application is by letter stating why you should be considered for the scholarship, what difference receiving the scholarship would make to your plans and what contribution they would like to make in the future.

For further details please contact Richard MacDonald.

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