Scholarships and Student Funding

Macqueen Scholarship

A generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund a PhD in Social Work for students whose research focuses on one-parent families.


Two awards covering full tuition fees at UK, EU or Overseas level. The awardees will also receive a maintenance stipend which will be set to the UKRI level for 2024-2025 and a £750 annual research grant. For reference, the UKRI level for 2023-2024 is currently £18,622 for full-time students, or the pro rata equivalent for part-time students.

Awards are made for three years for full-time students or six years pro-rata for part-time students.

The awards have been made possible by a generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust. Ms Macqueen played a leading role in bringing the struggles of single-parent families to the attention of the public and policy and lawmakers.


These awards are available to students intending to commence a PhD in Social Work in September 2024 on either a full-time or part-time basis. There are two supervisor -led proposals and applicants can choose one of these projects to apply for. Applications cannot be submitted for both projects.

Please refer to the below document for details.


Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for admission to a PhD in Social Work.


Applications for 2024-2025 are now closed as 21st March 2024 deadline has passed.

Frequently Asked Questions


All applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2024.


Please see the two supervisor-led project details and contact the lead academics if you have questions about the specific proposals.

If your query relates to a more general point about the Macqueen application process then you should contact Dr Robin Sen, Postgraduate Research Advisor via

Further Information

Please ensure you follow the full application guidelines here: Macqueen Scholarship – School of Social and Political Science

School of Social and Political Science

Contact details



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