Postgraduate Scholarships & Bursaries

We’re committed to helping the brightest minds achieve their career ambitions, whatever their background. As a part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, we have a large and generous scholarship programme, with a substantial fund available for our 2019 courses.

If you’re a high achiever with the drive to succeed in a legal career, don’t let your circumstances or the cost of studying law put you off. We may be able to help you achieve your dreams by providing support.

Financial contributions are available on all postgraduate courses, including some full-fee scholarships. Our scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and merit.

How to Apply for a Scholarship or Bursary

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period. For more information on calculating your household income,  download our factsheet.

Register your interest using the button below and you’ll receive an email to confirm your registration and to explain the next steps of the application process.  As part of the application, you will be required to successfully complete an online assessment.

Note, that by registering your interest below and depending on your eligibility, you could be put forward for multiple scholarships and bursaries. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.

Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via scholarships@law.ac.uk

We wish you the best of luck.

Winning the scholarship to study for my GDL has been truly life-changing

Manon Elise Sel, GDL scholarship winner

Available for courses starting in January 2019

We are offering full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our GDL, MA Law and LPC in January 2019, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

Entry criteria: 

You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and  be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Personal information required: 

  • Full name
  • Name of institution studying / have studied with
  • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent)
  • Confirmation of household income

Process: 

On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online assessment and if successful, you will be required to submit a short essay on a law related topic. 

Students who submit an essay but are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000.

Deadlines:

Course start date January 2019
Application deadline 30 November 2018 
Assessment deadline 3 December 2018
Applications closed 3 December 2018 
Essay deadline
7 December 2018
Winners notified 19 December 2018

Available for courses starting in January 2019

 

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession.

We offer these awards to all postgraduate students (excluding sponsored students) wishing to undertake our GDL, MA Law, LPC, BPTC or LLMs who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Up to 20 awards are available. Each award is worth between £1,000 and £3,000.

Entry criteria:

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and  be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent). For more information on the Lord Blunkett award criteria, download the factsheet.

 

Process:

As part of the bursary application process, you will be required to take an online assessment. Please see table below for all relevant deadlines:

Course start date January 2019
Application deadline 13 December 2018 
Assessment deadline  16 December 2018 
Applications closed  16 December 2018
Winners notified 21 December 2018

 

 

 

Scholarships for Charles Russell Speechlys opening soon

International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law are offering a £5,000 scholarship to a student wishing to study our GDL, MA Law or LPC. 

In addition to the award, the successful student will also be automatically invited to join Charles Russell Speechlys’ Summer Placement Scheme, offering the chance to get involved in real fee earning work, which could include attending client meetings and going to court, and gain a deeper insight into the firm’s different practice areas.

Entry criteria: 

You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least an Upper Second Class degree (2:1) or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Only students who do not already have a training contract will be able to apply.

Personal information required:

  • Full name
  • Name of institution studying / have studied with
  • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) an Upper Second Class degree (2:1) or international equivalent.
  • Confirmation of household income

Process:

On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online assessment. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to take part in an interview process.

Applications for Charles Russell Speechlys scholarships opening soon

 

The Rice-Jones Scholarship ('the Scholarship') is open to any individual studying at our Chester and Manchester campuses who can demonstrate academic promise, commitment to the legal profession and financial need. It is expected that entrants will have accepted a place to study a postgraduate law course, including but not limited to the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), LegalPractice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Master of Laws (LLM). Applicants should be intending to enrol on the course in the academic year following the year in which the application is made. The award can be from £1,000 to full course fees and maintenance provisions. 

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return via e-mail to jonathan.riley@michelmores.com  or by post to Jonathan Riley, Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WR.

Download the terms and conditions

The following websites contain information about financial awards that may assist you with funding your postgraduate studies:

Inns of Court Scholarships

If you are an aspiring barrister, the Inns of Court offer scholarships and financial awards to GDL and BPTC students. You can find helpful information on the following websites with details on what is available: 

 

For information about other ways to fund your course, visit our postgraduate funding page. You can also find helpful information on the following websites:

The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme

The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme scholarship (DAS) could help you to finance your LPC and support you in preparing for a career as a solicitor. 

What is the DAS?

The DAS is a scholarship for aspiring solicitors. The DAS award package includes:

  • An LPC scholarship: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.
  • Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help with queries relating to a future career in law.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Who should apply?

Applications have now closed for 2018.

Application criteria

You have to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the DAS. To check your eligibility, please visit The Law Society's website.

How many awards are available?

Up to ten standard DAS scholarships will be available this year. 

When do applications open?

Applications have now closed for 2018.

The application form and guidance are available to download from their website.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about the DAS, then please:

 

Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship and Bursary awards.