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Fees and funding

ADM studentsAre you a high-performing student interested in a career in research? Apply for our MA studentships scheme for September 2017 entry and you can have the cost of your student fees paid for. The new scheme is for full-time Master of Arts (MA) and full-time Master of Music (MMus) degrees only. It covers seven different awards within the disciplines of Fine Art, Media and Music.

Deadline approaching
Apply by 12pm Friday 30 June 2017

As part of our ongoing commitment to the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, we are offering studentships in a number of Masters awards in Fine Art, Media and Music. 

Dr. Oliver Carter, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Theory and Coordinator for the scheme said:    

How to apply

MA Studentship

application form

To apply you will need to:

 Apply online to study one of the supported MA/MMus awards at BCU (see course list below) (MA Musicology and MMus applicants will need to apply through UCAS Conservatoires

 Complete the studentship application form 

 Provide copies of all your Higher Education Certificates


Provide an academic reference

Decisions will be determined by a suitable panel. For certain MA/MMus awards interviews/auditions will be necessary.

Supported subject areas

You can apply for an MA studentship for the following courses:

*Studentships only offered for the one-year intensive MMus programme; MMus applicants will need to audition successfully in their Principal Study area for admission to the intensive programme.

Am I eligible?

You can apply for a studentship if you:

 Hold a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or have a substantial creative industries background 

 Are an UK or EU applicant (international students are not eligible for this scheme) 


Are applying for full-time September 2017 entry 

 Have outstanding potential for research degree study

 Are committed to a research career and contributing to university research culture

 Have the ambition to apply for a PhD

For all enquiries, please contact:

Midlands3Cities Arts and Humanities scholarships

Doctoral Training Partnership


Find out more

Over five years we’ll offer 410 PhD studentships to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. This is for a fully funded place and a £14,565 stipend for living expenses. Birmingham City University is one of six universities in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). 

Supported subject areas

You can apply for a Midlands3Cities scholoarship in the following subject areas:

The studentships cover the full cost of fees for the doctoral programme, a full-time student stipend of £14,565 for living expenses, and funding for specific expenses associated with the doctoral research and professional development of successful applicants. There are also studentships for part-time students, and applicants from other countries in the European Union.

Research centres

Our research centres include:

  • Centre for Fine Art Research
  • Centre for Design and Creative Industries
  • Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Centre for Media and Cultural Research
  • Schools of English and Law