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.