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The Building History Bursary Fund

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The Building History Bursary fund

The purpose of the fund is to assist candidates who would not otherwise be able to meet the costs of their studies fully.

The bursaries will be offered over two years and paid in two equal instalments at the start of each year, with payment of the second instalment being dependent upon successful completion of the first year’s study.  It is expected that the bursaries offered will not normally exceed £2,000 per year; the minimum value will be £500 per year.  Disbursement will be in the form of remission of fees otherwise due.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary you must already have submitted an application to study on the course, and be a citizen of the EU. 

Bursaries will be awarded competitively, and the amount of the award will be determined, on the basis of the following criteria:

  • financial need;
  • past academic performance (assessed on the basis of the candidate’s course application form and supporting certificates or transcripts);
  • relevant workplace experience;
  • likelihood that knowledge and skills acquired on the course will be applied in the workplace.

The workplace, in the above criteria, is defined broadly to include both the waged and voluntary sectors.  Relevance is also defined broadly to include related areas of the heritage sector, including archaeology, heritage management and conservation, and to recognise cognate skills, for example in architecture, surveying and archival research. 

It is likely that there will be stiff competition for this year’s bursary fund, and that some candidates may therefore be disappointed.

There is no fee for making a bursary application.  Candidates wishing to apply for a bursary should request an application form from the Course Administrator, Alexandra Lumley (

Dr Adam Menuge
Course Director

MSt in Building History


Further Information

The next University Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Friday 1 November 2019. The Department of Architecture will be hosting various activities. More details will be available in August, when booking opens.