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Up to £10,000

Study type
Postgraduate (UK)

Widening participation students

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About this award

The University has 15 scholarships, worth £10,000 each, to support widening participation students undertaking full-time study in 2020/21.

The scholarships will be prioritised for women, black and disabled students and are being funded by the Office for Students (OfS), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI).

How to apply

No need to apply separately for this award - we will look for the required details in your personal statement. 

When reviewing your application, we will look at personal circumstances, widening participation criteria and take in to account academic background, achievements and excellence. All decisions on scholarships are both discretionary and final. When reviewing your application we will further consider whether you:

  • Have provided a clear rationale for wanting to study this conversion masters, including your prior academic background and/or career to date.
  • Have identified clearly how this scholarship will allow you to improve your prospects, including advancing (or entering) the UK workforce.
  • Have articulated your future ambitions that relate to this Masters, and where appropriate, how it may benefit the wider community and others.


To be eligible for the bursaries, applicants must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

(a) You are female.

(b) You are from one of the following ethnic groups: Black or Black British - African; Black or Black British - Caribbean; Other Black Background; Mixed White and Black African; Mixed White and Black Caribbean.

(c) You are registered disabled.

(d) You are from a low income background, as evidenced by receipt of a maintenance grant and/or a higher rate of maintenance loan during undergraduate studies.

We will prioritise (a), (b), and (c), before considering (d) alone.

This is a competitive scholarship scheme, and eligibility for the scholarship does not guarantee an award.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering will review all applications to generate a ranked list.

Find out more

Questions about this award? Email Dr Kevin Pimbblet on