Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Leicester to offer £18K postgrad scholarships

Renowned department at University of Leicester offers six scholarships for postgraduate study

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | May 29, 2016 | Facilities

A world-leading department at the University of Leicester is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering a total of six scholarships to prospective students.

The University of Leicester School of Museum Studies – ranked among the top research departments in the country – is offering postgraduate opportunities by offering scholarships worth a total of £18,000.

Six scholarships worth £3,000 each are available for students applying to commence their studies in autumn 2016.

Two scholarships of £3,000 are available to all Master’s and Postgraduate Diploma applicants. A further four ‘Diversity Scholarships’, each of £3,000 are open to UK applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the UK museum sector.

The aim of our diversity scholarships is to encourage more people from the UK from underrepresented backgrounds to consider a career in museums and galleries and apply for and participate in museum studies training

Head of School of Museum Studies, Dr Suzanne MacLeod, said: “The aim of our diversity scholarships is to encourage more people from the UK from underrepresented backgrounds to consider a career in museums and galleries and apply for and participate in museum studies training. Our open scholarships are open to all applicants across our campus-based and flexible learning programmes.

“Scholarships will be assessed on the overall quality of an application, paying particular attention to the applicant's personal statement. Assessors will look specifically at how well applicants describe their ambitions in undertaking the programme, and how they link their current responsibilities or future career aspirations to the content and learning outcomes of the programme.”

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 June.

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

Leicester unveils plans for £6m regional tech facility

Marketing to international students: improving engagement

New Director of Estates joins the University of Leicester

Leicester scientist wins industry award

University Passivhaus up for international science award

More scholarships for asylum seekers at Strathclyde

NI's top students join Civica Scholarship Programme

Sir David Attenborough and nephew patrons of Leicester Uni

Launchpad LeiceSTAR

The importance of staying connected

Market place - view all

Fujitsu

Fujitsu provide information technology solutions for businesses inc...

AVG

AVG Antivirus offers a range of products that are ideal for Educati...

Tamlite Lighting

Tamlite Lighting was founded in 1967 at Telford in Shropshire and t...

Gerflor

Gerflor is a group that creates, manufactures and markets innovativ...

Hamworthy heating

Hamworthy Heating is a leading British commercial boiler manufacturer...

Sodexo

Our positioning in the services industry is original and unique. It...