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Scholarships and funding

Edinburgh Law School offers a range of scholarships for our on-campus LLM and MSc programmes. The University also offers many scholarships and provides information about additional sources of funding.

Scholarships for September 2019 entry

Scholarship Deadline
ESRC studentship - MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (ESRC track) Closed
Ewan Cameron Scholarship in Comparative and European Private Law Closed
Tercentenary Awards for Excellence Closed
Edinburgh Law School LLM in European Law Scholarship Closed

Detailed information about the scholarships listed in the above table can be found below.

The Economic Research Council (ESRC) offers a number of funded studentships for applicants wishing either to undertake a PhD in Criminology or Socio-legal studies. Suitably-qualified candidates (who already hold or are currently studying for a relevant Masters degree) may apply for a three-year studentship; others apply on a '1+3' basis, starting with the one year MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice.

ESRC studentship details

Value: Fees at Home/EU rate and a generous stipend.

Applicants must be students from the UK or EU* countries, and satisfy the eligibility criteria of the ESRC.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria

*EU applicants from outwith the UK and who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of the studentship are only eligible for a fees-only award. 

These fully-funded studentships can be used to cover fees and a living allowance for:

  • three years of PhD study, if the student already meets ESRC research skills criteria (normally equivalent to one third of an MSc dedicated to research training); or
  • a one year MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, including research training, plus three years of PhD study. 

For alternative MSc options in research training, consult the pathway representative, Professor Richard Sparks, at r.sparks@ed.ac.uk

Further queries on eligibility should be directed to the local Socio-Legal and Criminology pathway representative, Professor Richard Sparks, at
r.sparks@ed.ac.uk

Application process 

This is a two part application process and both stages must be completed in order to be considered for ESRC funding.

  • Applicants must apply for admission with us by 3rd December 2018.
  • Applicants must also make a funding application to GradHub before noon 11th January 2019. Visit the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website
  • SGSSS will launch this open studentship application form in November. Students will be asked to register on GradHub, make an application with them, upload existing transcripts, a CV and one reference which is not to be from their proposed supervisor.
  • Any queries about registering or logging into GradHub can be directed to the SGSSS.
  • Please contact the pathway representative Professor Richard Sparks in the first instance. All candidates must have the support of a recognised supervisor before applying.

To be considered, please apply to either the MSc programme or PhD programme and e-mail the pathway representative (as above) stating your wish to be included in the competition.

For full details and guidance notes please visit the SGSSS website

 

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2019/20 entry.

Award provider
Edinburgh Law School

Number of awards
One partial scholarship to be allocated to any applicant on the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law starting in September 2019. This award has been made possible thanks to the generous legacy of Edinburgh Law School alumnus Ewan Cameron. 

Award amount
The scholarship will offer £5,000 to the successful candidate to be redeemed against tuition fees.

Eligibility
Any applicant for the full-time LLM in Comparative and European Private Law.

Please note that you must already have applied to study the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law before applying for this scholarship.

Apply for the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law now

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Application information

Apply online to the relevant programme. Ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied, complete the Law School Scholarship Application Form.

Send the completed form to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk

After you have applied you will receive an email notification of your scholarship application. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2019/20 entry.

Edinburgh Law School wants to assure all students and staff of its commitment to EU Law teaching and to all of our staff, students, and visitors from the EU. We are a European Law School and remain devoted in our support of all who wish to study with us. As such we are delighted to be able to offer a scholarship for applicants to the LLM in European Law for 2019/20.

Number of awards

One award to be allocated to any Home/EU applicant to the LLM in European Law.

Award amount

The award covers the full Home/EU tuition fee rate for 2019/20 (tuition fees only). 

Eligibility

Any Home or EU applicant on the LLM in European Law.

Please note that you must already have applied to study the LLM in European Law before applying for this scholarship.

Awards will be made on academic merit.  

Apply for the LLM in European Law now.

Application information

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019

 

Applicants must first apply online for the LLM in European Law. Please ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied for admission, complete the Edinburgh Law School Scholarship Application Form and send it to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk.

Download the Scholarship Application Form 

After you have applied you will receive an email notification to confirm receipt of your application form. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2019 at the latest.

Applications to this scholarship are now closed for 2019/20 entry.

Award Provider

Edinburgh Law School

Number of Awards

Three awards to be allocated to any candidate on any Edinburgh Law School LLM or MSc programme starting in September 2019.

Award Amount

£5,000 to be used towards tuition fees

Eligibility

Any applicant for any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Learning programmes). Awards will be made on academic merit.

Apply for an LLM or MSc degree programme now.

Application Information

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2019.

Applicants must first apply online for a relevant LLM or MSc degree programme. Please ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied for admission, complete the Edinburgh Law School Scholarship Application Form and send it to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk.

Download the Edinburgh Law School Scholarship Application Form

After you have applied you will receive an email notification to confirm receipt of your application form. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2019 at the latest.

The University of Edinburgh offers many scholarships for postgraduate study. You should consult the University Scholarship pages for further information on these and other sources of funding that may be available.

Find out more about the range of scholarships offered by the University of Edinburgh

There are a range of additional sources of financial support that you may be eligible to apply to.

Find out more about additional sources of funding for UK and EU students

Find out more about the additional sources of funding for international students

Contact us

If you have any questions about our scholarships please don't hesitate to contact us.

pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk