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SAS Activist Scholar Bursary

Two bursaries are available for the new MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights by distance learning.

The awards are worth 50 per cent of module fees for the MA programme (worth £4,050)

The bursaries are offered competitively and are available for talented students of any nationality.

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Two partial fee bursaries are available to students from all countries. Apply by 3 January.

About the bursary

To be eligible, you must satisfy the following:

  • You have submitted a completed application to study the MA programme.
  • You meet the standard entry requirements for the MA programme.
  • You demonstrate outstanding academic achievement at undergraduate level and/or excellence in human rights activism experience.

Your application will be assessed based on academic potential, financial need, and voluntary or professional activism in the field of human rights. We are looking for:

  • How you make a specific case for financial support.
  • How your personal statement shows relevance to the learning outcomes of the MA.
  • How you demonstrate your potential to engage in the programme and put it to practical use for the purposes of promoting and securing human rights.
  1. You must have submitted a completed application to study the MA programme.
  2. Download and complete the application form.
  3. Submit with your CV to by 08 January (11:59pm UK time).

As a bursary winner, you would be required to write a short report at the end of each year of study outlining the impact of your study and research.

You are also expected to act in accordance with the standards expected of students of the University of London.

If you fail to comply with any of these terms, the University reserves the right unilaterally to withdraw the bursary.

Your SAS studentship application will be considered by a panel of senior members of staff within the School.

It may be necessary for additional supporting information to be sought from other School staff.

The School of Advanced Study processes all personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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