About the scholarship
Birkbeck School of Arts will award up to 12 fully funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships beginning in 2017/18.
The competition for these awards will be decided on the basis of academic merit, with the results announced in Spring 2017.
We welcome applications from candidates wanting to conduct doctoral research in all areas of the following fields in the School of Arts:
- Arts and Humanities
- Arts Management
- Cultural Studies
- English and Humanities
- History of Art, Architecture, Museum Cultures and Photography
- Film, Screen Media and Television
- French and/or German Comparative Literature and Culture
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Culture
We are also interested to hear from candidates whose proposed research may link to the work of one of our active research centres.
Details of other full awards, such as the competition for Bloomsbury Studentships and specific awards under named calls, will also be listed as they arise. Please check the website for notifications, application procedures and staff contacts.
How to Apply - Application Process
The application process incorporates two stages with 1) an application required to an MPhil/PhD programme within the School of Arts as well as 2) a funding application.
Stage 1: Programme Application
Please consult the general guidance on applying online for an M.Phil/PhD place. You can find a School of Arts Guide for Applicants here. Departmental online pages are full of information about staff and the research environment at Birkbeck that will help you develop your application.
All prospective students are strongly advised to first make informal contact with a potential supervisor, and you are also welcome to contact the director of postgraduate studies (listed in the guide) in your chosen programme/department for advice.
Programme Application Deadline: 6pm Monday 16 January 2017.
Please be advised that all programme applicants wishing to be considered for funding will be required to attend an interview to discuss their proposal.
Programme applications will be processed as soon as they are submitted. Interviews for applicants seeking funding will be completed by Friday 3 February 2017.
Stage 2: Funding Application
Programme applicants and current students wishing to be considered for funding must complete the funding application form, which can be downloaded here:
School of Arts Postgraduate Funding Application Form.
The completed form should be emailed to SoAFA@bbk.ac.uk.
- Funding Application Deadline: 6pm Monday 13 February 2017.
- Programme Application Deadline: 6pm Monday 16 January 2017
- Funding application deadline: 6pm Monday 13 February 2017
For more information click "Further official information" below.