Postgate Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in Classics and Ancient History

The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is pleased to invite applications for one scholarship to support one Master’s-level student in Classics and Ancient History.


The successful candidate will receive a one-off fee reduction of £4,000. 

Open to

The competition is open to all students who have applied for the Classics and Ancient History MA programme for the forthcoming academic year. 

This scholarship is intended to fund a student who does not yet possess a postgraduate qualification (MA/MRes/MSc, PhD or equivalent).

You should not be in possession of any other bursary, award or scholarship awarded by the University of Liverpool. This excludes the Postgraduate Progression Award, which is an automatic fee reduction for students who have completed previous undergraduate study at the University of Liverpool and can be combined with this scholarship.

Application process

To apply for the Postgate scholarship in Classics and Ancient History please provide:

  • A CV.
  • An updated copy of your academic transcripts (this is particularly important for candidates from outside the University of Liverpool).
  • A statement of no more than 500 words outlining:
    • Your research proposal
    • your experience in this subject area
    • your reasons for choosing this particular programme
    • your future aim or career plan
    • how the programme of study enables you to achieve this
    • why you should be considered for the Scholarship.
  • Please also indicate if you are applying for any other bursary, award or scholarship offered by the University of Liverpool.

The award will be assessed on the basis of academic merit. Please note, with one scholarship available, only students who have achieved (or anticipate achieving) a First-Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) are likely to be able to submit a competitive application. 

For consideration, applications must be submitted to the ACE Education Lead Roland Enmarch at Please give the subject line of your e-mail as 'Postgate scholarship in Classics and Ancient History application'.

Application deadline: Friday 12th July 2024, 17:00 GMT.

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