The Ken Batty Politics Bursary

We’re offering a bursary worth £10,000 to one student studying MA in International Politics or MA in Strategy and International Security, starting in September 2019.

The bursary is for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria.

You can apply for the Ken Batty Politics Bursary if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have applied for a place on MA in International Politics or MA in Strategy and International Security (if you haven’t yet submitted your application for a place to study please do so here)
  • You're from the UK and are not charged international tuition fees
  • You're not already qualified at masters level, or higher

And any one of the following:

  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14
  • You have a disability
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • You are from a low-income background evidenced by receipt of maintenance grant and/or a higher rate of maintenance loan during undergraduate studies
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group  
  • You have been recognised as a refugee or asylum seeker or been granted humanitarian protection status by the UK government, or are the partner or child of someone who has been granted refugee, asylum seeker or humanitarian protection status


£5,000 of the Ken Batty Politics Bursary will be paid into the successful recipient’s bank account in four equal instalments, and £5,000 will be awarded as a tuition fee discount.

The deadline for applications is 25 July 2019

Apply now


Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Access, Funding and Support Office and the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.

When reviewing your application we'll look at personal circumstances, widening participation criteria and take into account academic achievements. All applications are anonymised and the decision is discretionary and final.

When assessing your application, we will consider whether you:

  • have provided a clear rationale for wanting to study your chosen course
  • have identified clearly how the scholarship will allow you to improve your student experience or career prospects
  • have clearly articulated future ambitions which relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and where appropriate will benefit the community or others


Additional notes

Depending on which criteria you meet, you may be asked to submit additional documents as supporting evidence.

This is a competitive bursary scheme, and eligibility does not guarantee an award.

The scholarship application is a separate process to applying for a course. Being awarded a scholarship does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer. To apply for a course please see here

This award cannot be held in conjunction with any University of Hull scholarship or financial award other than the Graduate Studentship.

The recipient will be required to write a thank you letter to the donor and may be asked to take part in promotional activities in relation to the bursary.