Scholarships and Student Funding

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

The Wolfson Foundation will offer six research scholarships for UK students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2015-2016 academic session in any subject that falls within the following three disciplines:

- History

- Literature, and

- Languages

Each award has a value of £27,666 per annum which will cover tuition fees and contribute towards research and training costs.

Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.


The scholarships are available for doctoral research only. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, usually with a first class honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master’s degree from a recognised university in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research.

Applicants must be from the UK. Other applicants will not be considered.


This award is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic session.


A Selection Committee will meet in March to select the award holders. All applicants will be notified in late April 2015.

Conditions of award

Successful candidates will be asked to submit a report at the end of each academic year to the Wolfson Foundation, together with an annual expenditure statement showing how the funds were allocated, including details of research and training costs.

A detailed final report must be submitted at the end of the study period, which should include a summary of the results of the research, an assessment from the student’s supervisor, and a final expenditure statement showing how the funds were allocated across the full period of the award.