School of Health in Social Science

Binks Scholarship

The Binks Hub at The University of Edinburgh is funding 5 full-time or part-time scholarships for the MSc by Research in Health Humanities and Arts for Home (UK students) for 2022/23 starting in 2022.

Summary Description 

The Binks Hub at The University of Edinburgh is funding 5 full-time or part-time Scholarships for the MSc by Research in Health Humanities and Arts for Home (UK students) for 2022/23 starting in September 2022.

The innovative Masters by Research programme in the School of Health in Social Science, part of the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI), explores health and wellbeing through the lens of arts and humanities practice and knowledge.

In collaboration with the School of Social and Political Science and Edinburgh Futures Institute, successful candidates will creatively co-produce research with communities to tackle the issues that matter most to people to drive real-world, positive change. Dissertations will be conceptualised with local communities and aligned with the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) place-based programme demonstrating the contribution of the arts and humanities to local regeneration and development.

Supervision and Collaboration Arrangements and/ or Educational Environment 

Your work will contribute to The Binks Hub vision to co-create research for human flourishing, where you’ll have access to a range of events supporting Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. Based at the School of Health in Social Science and part of the Centre for Creative Relational-Inquiry, you will also have access to additional seminars complimenting your research and education. 

Within The University of Edinburgh, you will have access to the wide range of research methods courses available to postgraduate students to meet learning needs. The University is one of the leading Universities in the world, and the School offers a research-rich environment that specialises in research capacity development through doctoral and post-doctoral education and opportunities.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds. For example:

  • Health or social care practitioners/graduates interested in advancing or diversifying learning 
  • Those working in the voluntary sector associated with health and wellbeing, often using creative and relational approaches
  • Arts and humanities graduates interested in extending their work into the health field
  • Creative practitioners and artists with an interest in both applied and theoretical/intellectual conceptualisations of their work
  • Social scientists seeking an opportunity to apply their graduate knowledge specifically to health
  • Graduates and professionals in Health Management, Health Policy, Social Work and other disciplines seeking to bridge interdisciplinary approaches to health, theory and policy practice
  • Film, documentary and moving image undergraduates with an interests in applying practical skills in health settings

We would particularly welcome applications from applicants from historically marginalised groups.

You do not need to be based in North Lanarkshire to apply for these scholarships, though if you have a local knowledge please let us know. 

You do need to be a Home student to qualify for these scholarships.

You must have applied to the MSc by Research in Health Humanities and Arts. The application deadline for the third gathered field is Monday 13th June 2022, 11.59pm (GMT). Further information on programme entry requirements can be found here:

Entry requirements


Application Details 

Application to this scholarship is a two stage process- you must have carried out both stages by 13th June 2022, 11.59pm to be considered for this funding. If you are having difficulty with your application, or have queries about the process then please contact 

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place end of June/beginning of July 2022. 

Applications will only be considered if the programme application, CV and covering letter have been submitted by the deadline. For the MScR in Health Humanities and Arts, you are not expected to complete a research proposal on the school template. Please only provide the information and documents outlined above. 


Contact Information 

If you have any queries related to this opportunity, please contact the MSc by Research Health Humanities and Arts Programme Director and Principle Investigator Dr Marisa de Andrade: questions about The Binks Hub can be directed here: Contact – The Binks Hub (