Postgraduate funding

These webpages have an extensive listing of possible sources of postgraduate student funding. Please note that this information is for guidance only, and does not guarantee funding.

There is general information on this page, and separate pages for scholarships, university funding including the Department's Sue Green Bursary, other sources of funding, and funding for research beyond Glasgow.

Most of this information applies to research postgraduates, but some of it is also relevant for taught postgraduates. See in particular under 'Research Councils' and 'Student Awards Agency for Scotland' on the Scholarships page.

Accommodation and Maintenance

The International Student Handbook (available from the International Student Support webpage) has up-to-date information about the costs of living (see Appendix III) as a student in Glasgow.

Financial Support

The principal sources of financial support for UK postgraduate students are studentships offered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). All such applications must be made through Schools and early contact should therefore be made with the School PG administrator (via the supervisor if appropriate). In other words, to undertake postgraduate study and receive support at any level, prospective archaeology students must first secure a place in the appropriate College (Arts, Science) within the University of Glasgow. Acceptance of an unconditional offer of admission carries with it the implication that the student has the necessary financial support. Some studentships and other kinds of support are not available for part-time study; those that are will be indicated clearly below.

It is a condition of admission that students have sufficient financial resources to meet the costs of fees and accommodation for the time of their studies in Glasgow.

Useful publications

The most recent issue of the Postgraduate UK study and funding guide can be found in the Careers Service, along with other relevant material. 

Career Development Loans are available through a partnership arranged between the Employment Dept and three banks — Barclays, the Clydesdale and Co-operative. Loans are available for vocational courses lasting up to one year. 

Information on a variety of alternative sources of funding may be obtained from the Directory of Grant Making Trusts, published by Charities Aid Foundation, and from The Grants Register, published by Macmillan Press. Both publications are available in the University Library.

The book Grants for History: A Guide to Funding, by John R. Davis, is available in the University Library.

Information on several awards mentioned on these pages is available on the Moodle pages of the College of Arts.