Funding and scholarships

Funding and scholarships | School of English | University of Leeds

The University offers a range of Masters funding to help support you during your time studying with us.

Within our School we also have a number of generous awards and scholarships designed to reward academic excellence.

Before you apply for any funding, you'll need to have applied to your chosen course. You can apply for more than one funding opportunity, but may have to choose which ones to accept if your applications are successful.

School Scholarships

To apply for our scholarships please download and complete the relevant application form and return it to

Funding for current students

We also offer annual Purvis Awards, worth £1,000 each, to two current Masters students who have been deemed outstanding. The Awards are named for Canon John Stanley Purvis, who was the translator or editor of each of the 48 individual works in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays.

After John's death, his sister and literary executor Hilda M. Purvis transferred the copyright and royalty rights of these works to the University, with the stipulation that the money generated be used to fund these awards.

Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary offers a 10% reduction in tuition fees to University of Leeds graduates. This reduction only applies to the self-funded portion of your tuition fees (i.e. anything not paid by other awards, scholarships, or funding).

Find out more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

University funding

Find out more about more about funding and search our scholarships database. If you're a UK or EU national applying for a Masters or Masters by Research course, you may also be eligible for a government-funded Postgraduate Loan.

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The small class size of the taught modules was perfect, since it enabled everyone in the seminars to be fully engaged in the discussions. I also enjoyed working on my dissertation; it was amazing to see the original ideas in my mind being explored and transited into words. My supervisor was very supportive, and the guidance that I’ve received truly helped me to improve my critical thinking and research skills.
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