Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees - 2018/2019 

Fees are set annually and cover registration, tuition and, in the case of research students, supervision.

Part-time fees are quoted per annum - you will need to pay the fee for each year of your studies. Please remember also to account for the fact that fees may be subject to an annual increase.

For up to date information about tuition fee rates, please visit the relevant page on the main School of Advanced Study website.

Funding Opportunities - 2018/19

The James Manor Bursary

The James Manor Bursary is given in the name of Professor James Manor, who has been long associated with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and who had a pivotal role in founding the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. We are honoured to offer this bursary in recognition of his distinguished career. 

Eligibility and how to apply

Value

Up to four Bursaries are offered, each equal to up to 50% of the applicable tuition fee.

Eligibility

This Bursary is awarded students who have applied for the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Human Rights Consortium or its Latin American Human Rights pathway.

The bursaries are awarded on a competitive basis according to the academic potential of the applicant, with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need.

How to apply 

The deadline for applicantions is 23:59 (UK time), 03 June 2018. Please note that applicants must also have applied to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights by the deadline; bursary applicants who have not applied to the MA may not be considered.

To apply, please download the application form

 

The Routledge/Round Table Studentship

Routledge, the publisher of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, established an annual award to sponsor one student undertaking the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. This award marks The Round Table’s close connections with the Institute and celebrates the achievements of Dr Peter Lyon, long-time editor of the journal and Reader in International Relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Eligibility and how to apply

Value

The award from Routledge/The Round Table is worth £12,000. In addition, the Institute offers the recipient of the award a fee waiver of 50%.

Please note that this award is available only to overseas rate-paying students. 

Eligibility

Open to students from Commonwealth countries (outside of the United Kingdom), who have already applied for a place on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. 

To apply, eligible students should contact the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, indicating that they wish to be considered for the award. Applicants do not need to supply any additional material. The successful recipient will be selected on the basis of the academic or biographical CV and the his/her personal statement, stating why they wish to undertake this degree at the Institute.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights are advised to contact the UK High Commission in their country of residence as early as possible, ideally before or at the time of application in order to establish the financial resources they will need to demonstrate to obtain a UK visa as a postgraduate student, and what procedures they must fulfil in order to obtain a UK visa.

Deadline

The deadline for notifying the Institute of your wish to be considered for the award is 03 June 2018.

Confidentiality

Your application will be considered by a panel of senior members of staff within the Institute and representatives from Routledge/The Round Table. It may be necessary for additional supporting information to be sought from other School staff. The School of Advanced Study processes all personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  

Former student testimonials

"Being recipients of the Routledge-Round Table studentships for 2010-11 and 2011-12, we know that the award offers us a life-transforming experience and an enduring empowerment not just as scholars, but as citizens of the war-torn countries of Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone; and it can do the same for others members of nation states within the Commonwealth. The promotion and protection of human rights require specific skills, knowledge, passion and courage. This is made possible for us through the Routledge-Round Table annual award for the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. The award is a huge step toward realizing our passion for human rights through theoretical and practical human rights knowledge acquisition. To say the least, the award is invaluable to us."

Alimamy Conteh (Sierra Leone, 2010 recipient) and Deekshya Illangasinghe (Sri Lanka, 2011 recipient)

 

The Yusuf Ali Scholarship

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years. Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and/or Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based postgraduate programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Currently, these are the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and its pathway in the Human Rights of Latin America, and research degrees.

Eligibility and how to apply

Value

Awards will range in value between £3,000 and £7795, depending on the financial need of applicants, as demonstrated in the application form. The decision to make an award will be dependent on the excellence of the applicant’s academic and professional experience. The total amount awarded to any applicants is at the discretion of the selection panel.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of Indian, Pakistani and/or Bangladeshi descent. 
  • Applicants must have applied to study on a campus-based Master’s or MPhil/PhD programme at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies or Human Rights Consortium by the application deadline. Currently the eligible programmes are the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and its pathway in the Human Rights of Latin America, as well as research degrees at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium. The Award cannot be used to undertake any other programme of study, including other degree programmes at the School of Advanced Study or University of London.
  • This award is only available for students undertaking full-time studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Human Rights Consortium.
  • Please note that all applicants will need to adhere to the School of Advanced Study and Institute’s entrance requirements and English language competency requirements.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (UK time), 10 May 2018. Any applications received after this time may not be considered. The panel deciding on the allocation of awards will meet shortly after this and successful applicants will be informed of the outcome by 30 June 2018.

To apply, please download the application form

 

SAS Masters Studentships (2018/2018)

The SAS Masters Studentships cover tuition fees and maintenance and are judged on academic merit.

For complete information on the nature of the award, eligibility, and deadlines, please visit the relevant page on the main SAS website.

SAS Coffin Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)

The School provides studentships through the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. 

For complete information on the nature of the award, eligibility, and deadlines, please visit the relevant page on the main SAS website.