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Fees and scholarships

BA Curatorial Studies

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Our new BA Curatorial Studies degree provides you with the expert knowledge and practical skills for pursuing careers in curating, gallery management and museums and combines class-based learning with hands-on experience.

Fees

Fees for undergraduate and Masters courses can be found in our course finder.

Alumni discount for postgraduate fees

If you are applying for a postgraduate course, and have previously studied at Essex, you could be eligible for our Alumni Loyalty Discount on the first year of your postgraduate tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer many funding opportunities to support undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please note that most funding deadlines are from January to April, and you will need to have an offer of admission from our University in order to apply for a scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarships

  • More undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

    We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate students:

    Art History prizes

    We also offer a number of art history prizes to promote academic performance and to support travel and research during your studies.

Postgraduate scholarships

  • Masters scholarships and funding

    University support

    School of Philosophy and Art History support

    The School of Philosophy and Art History offers a number of postgraduate taught scholarships for the academic year 2017/18 on the basis of past achievements, the quality of the application and the contribution we expect the applicant to make to our postgraduate research community.

    SPAH International Masters Scholarships

    Our School of Philosophy and Art History Masters Scholarships support talented students to undertake postgraduate taught study. We have up to 4 partial tuition fee waivers of £6,125 and another 2 partial tuition fee waivers of £2,650 for full-time overseas students entering in October 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to join a top-class teaching and research community ranked in the top ten for research quality in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

    SPAH Masters Scholarships

    Our School of Philosophy and Art History Masters Scholarships support talented students to undertake postgraduate taught study. We have up to 4 partial tuition fee waivers of £6,125 and another 2 partial tuition fee waivers of £2,650 for Home/EU Students entering in October 2017. Preference will be given to full-time candidates, though part-time students will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity to join a top-class teaching and research community ranked in the top ten for research quality in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

    The deadline for applications for these fee waivers is Monday 22 May 2017.

    For further information please contact our Graduate Administrator, Wendy Williams at wgill@essex.ac.uk.

    Art History prizes

    We also offer a number of art history prizes to promote academic performance and to support travel and research during your studies.

  • PhD scholarships and funding

    Arts and Humanities Research Council funding

    The deadline for applying for CHASE AHRC PhD studentships for 2017 entry has passed. Details about applying for 2018 entry will be published in Autumn 2017.

    University support

    School of Philosophy and Art History Research Scholarship Scheme

    SPAH Doctoral Scholarships

    Our School of Philosophy and Art History Doctoral Scholarships support talented applicants to undertake full-time postgraduate research study. This is an excellent opportunity to join a top-class teaching and research community ranked in the top ten for research quality in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

    Awards that we may offer for entry in autumn 2017 include:

    • a fee waiver for Home/EU applicants worth £4,200 per year for three years;
    • a partial fee waiver for Overseas applicants worth £4,200 per year for three years

    Our Scholarship Committee will only make awards if applicants of sufficient merit come forward. We reserve the right to channel funding between our different postgraduate schemes. Successful applicants can only hold one award at a time.

    Applying

    You must have an offer for a postgraduate degree at Essex before you can apply for this award.

    To be considered for School of Philosophy and Art History scholarships we require a completed application form, CV and research proposal (up to 2,000 words). We may also take into account any materials that you sent us when you applied for a place on our PhD programme.

    Please email your application documents to our Graduate Administrator, Wendy Williams, at wgill@essex.ac.uk.

    The application deadline is Monday 22 May 2017.

     

Other funding sources

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Careers and skills

Careers and skills

We offer a variety of careers support to help with professional development during your time at Essex and with finding employment or further study after you graduate.

PG funding

Postgraduate funding

We offer scholarships and bursaries to talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University of Essex scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).