Research Councils offer awards to Master's programme and/or MPhil/PhD students in most of the University's Schools.
University scholarships normally cover the difference between the Master's tuition fee and the government rate.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) administers three postgraduate awards schemes.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) covers a wide range of disciplines.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is responsible for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.
The University has been awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognition for a number of programmes of study.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) offer studentships within biomedical or related biological subjects.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) offers research awards in a number of subject areas, including the solid earth.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supports research in particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and solar system science.
This article was published on May 17, 2010