Research funding opportunities

  • Full details of all studentships and funding opportunities will be advertised on this page as and when they become available.

    • If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
    • The UK Government's Postgraduate Doctoral Loan and Postgraduate Masters Loan schemes are also available to eligible students.
    • For research opportunities that require students to self-fund fees and living costs, visit the Other research degree opportunities page.

    If you are applying for one of the following studentships, you must follow the application guidance detailed at the end of each advert. Do not apply directly via the University's online application system at this stage.

  • There are not funding opportunities available at the moment

    There are currently no funding opportunities available.

    The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

    de Rohan Scholarship offered for candidates applying for the  MA by Research programme

    We are pleased to offer two Rohan Scholarships to two full-time or part-time students studying on one of the following research programme:   MA by Research in the History of Art for September 2020 entry.  The scholarships are open to both Home/EU and International Students (international students full-time only)

    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 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 contact the scholarship administrator, Charmian Hearne at

    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

    Application forms can be downloaded here:

    International form

    Home/EU form


    There are no funding opportunities available at the moment.