Scholarships and Student Funding

The Sheila Cannell Postgraduate Award

One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant accepted onto a one year Masters programme within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.


The award will have a value of £2,000 and is tenable for one academic year. 


The Award will be made to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate one year History Masters programme of study offered on campus. 

For details of Masters degrees offered by the School please follow the link below:

Masters Level Degrees in School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. 


The award will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first-class honours degree or the overseas equivalent thereof.


Applications are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 28th of February 2023 deadline has now passed. 

You must read the School of History, Classics and Archaeology webpage ahead of applying for the scholarship to ensure that you are able to complete the required steps to apply ahead of the deadlines (including the earlier degree programme application deadline).

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Scholarships System FAQs for Applicants (511.17 KB PDF)


The outcome notification will be sent in May/June 2023.


If you have a question which has not been answered above, please email the HCA Postgraduate Research Office.