College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Minority Ethnic Masters Scholarship

The University of Leicester’s College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) is committed to increasing the participation of Minority Ethnic students in its postgraduate cohorts and supporting Minority Ethnic students to progress into academia as a career. To achieve this priority objective, the College is offering up to ten scholarships for Masters degree programmes within the following subject area:

  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Film Studies
  • Law
  • Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Modern Languages
  • Museum Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology

Ten awards are available, each including a full tuition fee waiver. In addition, awardees will receive support and mentoring to develop their career to apply for the Minority Ethnic Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) scheme. For reference, information on the 2022 GTA Scheme is available.

Entry requirements

Candidates must:

  • hold a place on a full-time campus-based or Distance Learning Masters course at the University of Leicester beginning in September 2022;
  • be a permanent resident* in the UK;
  • self-identify as Minority Ethnic.

*People who have permanent residency in the UK are:

  • British Citizens (includes Channel Islands and Isle of Man);
  • Republic of Ireland citizens;
  • Those with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR);
  • EU Citizens who have been given Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme (same as ILR).

How to apply

The CSSAH Minority Ethnic Scholarships has now closed for 2022 applications.

  1. Apply for a Masters course in one of the subject areas listed above within the University of Leicester’s College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities by 4 July 2022.
  2. Complete the additional ME Scholarship Application form by 18 July 2022 (end of the day). The Minority Ethnic Scholarship application form will ask you to include the following:

    • why you wish to study your chosen Masters course;
    • how your previous academic and/or professional experience has given you the skills needed for postgraduate level study;
    • how taking this course will support your personal and/or professional development plans;
    • how the course relates to your potential research project (e.g. PhD).

  3. Scholarships will be assessed based on the overall strength of the application taking into consideration the candidates’ previous academic achievements and a personal statement of up to 1,000 words. Candidates should comment on their interest in progressing toward an academic career following their postgraduate studies.

Important advice for applicants

  • Online application for study on a Masters programme to be completed by 4 July 2022.
  • Minority Ethnic Scholarship application form to be submitted by the deadline of 18 July 2022.
  • Applicants who do not submit a fully completed Minority Ethnic Scholarship application form will not be considered.
  • The panel will aim to finalise the successful applicants by the end of July 2022.
  • If you hold a conditional offer of a place at the University, you will still need to fulfil any conditions stated on your offer letter.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Dr Sarah Graham:
+44 (0)116 252 2625

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