Graduate scholarship for a UK BME applicant, 2020-21

The Faculty of History is pleased to announce the introduction of a graduate scholarship for UK BME applicants seeking a place on one of our one-year History Master’s programmes.

The recent Royal Historical Society report on race equality demonstrated that students from BME communities are under-represented in History departments, and this is particularly true at postgraduate level.

At the Faculty of History’s recent Race Teach-In, the President of the Royal Historical Society, Margot Finn, pointed out that a visible commitment to equality and inclusivity can be an important element of encouraging applications from under-represented groups. 

We are therefore pleased to announce that the Faculty of History will be offering a scholarship for the academic year 2020-2021, to fund a History Master’s Student from a UK BME background.

The chair of the Faculty Board, John Watts, said,

The History Faculty is delighted to be able to offer this scholarship, and we hope that it will encourage more talented students from BME backgrounds to apply to us.  Ours is a broad Faculty, with a huge range of interests, and we want to be as equal and inclusive as we can be.

Terms and conditions

The studentship cover all tuition fees and provide a grant for living expenses at UK Research Council rates (at least £15,009). Awards are made for the full duration of the period of fee liability for the agreed course.


How to apply

Applicants must apply to the University of Oxford for admission to an MSt or MSc degree in History by the 10 January 2020 application deadline.

No separate application is required to be considered for this award. All eligible applicants will be considered automatically.



Queries relating to this studentship may be addressed to the Faculty of History Graduate Admissions Officer, Mandy Leonard (