Department of History

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships.

Scholarships

Search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

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Stick with us

If you're one of our graduates, studied abroad here or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees, we'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex.

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Dr Philip Hills Award

Through the generosity of the Hills family, the Department is able to offer an annual award of £1,500 to one mature postgraduate student (at Masters or PhD level).

Dr Philip Hills went to study for a BA in History as a mature student at the University of Essex in 1979, completing his degree in 1982. Following this he studied for his PhD in the Department of History completing this in 1989. While he was studying for his doctorate he also taught in the History Department and later lectured and taught 19th Century English Social History until leaving in 1997. He was also involved in the Local History Centre.

Please contact us for details of how to apply.

Essex Society for Family History Award

Through the generosity of The Essex Society for Family History, the Centre is able to offer an annual award of £500 to one postgraduate student (at Masters or PhD level) working on an Essex-related subject in the field of local or family history.

Please contact us for details of how to apply.

Friends of Historic Essex Fellowship Award

Through the generosity of The Friends of Historic Essex, and in memory of Dr FG Emmison (first county archivist of Essex), the Centre is able to offer one or two annual fellowships (amounting to £750 in total) to postgraduate students (at Masters or PhD level) working on Essex sources.

Please contact us for details of how to apply.