The College offers a range of financial support that is targeted at those from low income families, mature students and care leavers, along with a package of scholarships for the most academically gifted. Of course, many students will be eligible for both.
To see all scholarships, please visit the main College webpage.
In addition, the Department of Social Work invites applications for two research scholarships tenable for three years full time, six years part time (subject to satisfactory progress), to undertake research within the department. Applicants should have at least a 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent or a Masters degree.
The Jo Campling Bursary was established in memory of Jo, an alumnus of Royal Holloway, who worked as a Social Policy academic and subsequently as a publisher and is widely known for her significant contribution in promoting and developing social work publishing. The bursary is to be awarded to PhD students studying topics related to Social Care and will provide £5,000 a year over three years or £2,500 a year over six years, and can cover either fees or maintenance. Preference will be given to applicants in financial need.
The College Research Scholarship offers a PhD/Professional Doctorate tuition fee waiver at the Home/EU rate for up to 3 years (full time) or 6 years (part time). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Information on the Department’s Research Foci can be found here.
Applications for these scholarships are particularly welcome from people interested in research in the following areas:
Decision-making for children in care proceedings and in the looked-after system
BME and Mental Health
Asylum seekers- justice and well being
Professionals and policy implementation
Professional judgement and discretion
Cultural competence in social work education
Information on how to apply for a research degree in the department is outlined here.
You should indicate on your application that you would like to be considered for one of the Scholarships.
Your application should include, in addition the online form the application
A brief research proposal [around two pages of A4]
English language qualifications, if your first language is not English
These documents can be uploaded directly onto the online application system.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2013.
The Department welcomes applicants for all of the above scholarships. For Masters scholarships, those with a 2.1 or 1st in their first degree and/or relevant work experience are particularly encouraged to contact us. For PhD scholarships, candidates are generally expected to have a good Masters degree. A decision will be made about the allocation of these studentships by the end of July.