Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate scholarships for Humanities and Social Sciences offer holders

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

de Rohan scholarship

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer two Rohan Scholarships to two full or part-time students studying the MA Creative Writing, MA English, MA History, or MA by Research in the History of Art for September 2020 entry.

The scholarship will provide a £1,000 payment towards the costs of your tuition fees and will be awarded on the basis of a personal statement. The scholarships are open to conditional and unconditional offer holders.

The de Rohan Scholarship is gifted by the de Rohan family in memoriam of their family members who met and fell in love whilst studying at Oxford Brookes.

Margaret de Rohan writes:

Named for Alison (née de Rohan) and Francis Gaillard, who met and fell in love while reading for their BA degrees at Oxford Polytechnic in the early 1980s. They married in September 1985 and had their honeymoon in the Greek Islands. A year later they returned to Greece to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

A few months later - on 6 March 1987 - after a day trip to Bruges to see some of the art treasures there, they died together, within sight of Zeebrugge harbour, when 'The Herald of Free Enterprise' ferry capsized and sank in less than three minutes. One hundred and ninety one other people also died that tragic day.

In early November 2005, my husband, Maurice, was diagnosed with cancer. Despite a major operation and six months of chemo-therapy, he lost his valiant fight on 5 October 2006, and once again our family suffered a devastating loss.

But out of tragedy, good can often flow. It is now my great pleasure to establish a new postgraduate Scholarship - 'The de Rohan Scholarship' - in memory of Alison, Francis and Maurice - which will provide a postgraduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the MA courses in Creative Writing, English or History and for the MA by Research in Art History."

The closing date for applications for the scholarship is 17:00, Friday 3 July  2020. Please note applications will only be accepted from students who have already been made a conditional or unconditional offer by Oxford Brookes University. Please also note that International students are only eligible for FT scholarships.

  • If you are a home/EU student and would like further information, eligibility, and details of how to apply please see here
  • If you are an international student and would like further information, eligibility, and details of how to apply, please see here.
  • If you are specifically interested in the MA by Research in Art History, and would like further information, eligibility, and details of how to apply, please see here