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Funding – University of Reading

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All students interested in studying one of our master's courses are eligible to apply for postgraduate funding.

Master's Scholarships

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering 6 scholarships of £3,000 each for international students and 4 scholarships of £1,500 each for UK/EU students offered admission to:

Please click here for more information.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships

The Department is a member of the ESRC-funded Southeast Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) along with several other universities across London and the southeast. This provides access to funded studentships, which provide a bursary as well as covering fees, for Home or EU applicants. These studentships include 1+3 awards, which include a year of funded study at master's level before three years of support during a doctorate.

If you are considering doctoral study after your master's and would be interested in applying for a studentship, please contact DPGRS and potential supervisors as early as possible so they can assist and support your application.

Alumni discount

If you have already studied at the University of Reading, you can receive 10% off the fees of a master's course or the first year of another postgraduate degree (up to a maximum of £1,000).

Postgraduate research funding

If you are looking for funding opportunities for studying a PhD, see our PhD programmes.

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