Graduate School

Funding for current students

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding current candidates for its scholarships.

AHRC awards

Current first year students can apply for awards to support years two and three of their doctoral research.

AHRC awards

McMillan awards

These one-year awards are for on-programme PhD students. Professor James F. (Jim) McMillan (1948-2010), was Richard Pares Professor of History and the founding Head of the (then) School of History and Classics at Edinburgh. He was a celebrated researcher, teacher and postgraduate supervisor, and the School wishes to associate a new generation of scholars with his achievement and legacy. The awards cover one year of PhD tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.

McMillan awards

Jeremiah Dalziel

This prize is open to all current PhD students in the School in a relevant field who are able to submit a complete chapter of their thesis for consideration. It is also open to MSc students who can submit a piece of assessed work which has obtained a mark of at least 70.

Masters students

PhD students

The HCA MSc (Online) Award and The Scott Davis Award

The HCA MSc (Online) Award is open to all current online students in the School and is awarded on the basis of academic merit. The Scott Davis Award is open to students on the MSc History (online) programme and is awarded on the grounds of hardship and/or achievement through adversity. Both awards cover the equivalent cost of a 20 credit course fee and could also be used towards the cost of the dissertation. Full details and the relevant application forms are posted on the HCA PG (Online) Community site.

Other financial support

School Funding - The School makes funding a range of funding available each year which students can apply to for help with their expenses in relation to relevant conferences, fieldwork and training. Current students can also apply for funding for student-led projects that benefit the postgraduate community in HCA, such as conference organisation or social events.


You will find more information on our current student pages:

Research students

Masters Students